Fraud & Misrepresentation in California
Protecting Franchisees from Unfair Practices
Legally defined, fraud is an act of professional misconduct that utilizes
some sort of unfair or unlawful practice in order to secure a financial
gain from another person. Fraud is an act of deceit, and perpetrators
must be held accountable. Unfortunately, franchisees and franchisors can
become entangled in legal disputes involving misrepresentation and fraud.
We understand that it can feel upsetting or even hopeless when your rights
have been violated, you have been taken advantage of, or your interests
have been jeopardized. Our Los Angeles franchise lawyer can represent
you as you seek justice and compensation for the wrongs that have been
committed against you and your business.
At Franchise Legal Support, we have dedicated more than 30 years of practice
to helping franchisees with various types of legal action, including pursuing
compensation for damages such as expenses incurred when addressing unfair
practices. We understand your needs and your position, since our lead
attorney has been a franchisee himself.
Always Look at the Fine Print
Even in the world of franchises, it is not uncommon for franchisors and
franchisees to mislead one another. We have represented and mediated many
cases for franchisees who have been misled or fraudulently victimized.
We can help guide you through the process of reviewing a franchise agreement
and help you understand your rights and duties before signing.
Examples of franchise fraud can include the following:
- Modifications in a franchise agreement without first seeking approval
- Breach of contract
- Misrepresentation of profits or royalties
- Excessive fees and costs
- Unlawful termination of a franchise agreement
Franchisors typically have the upper hand in many fraud cases. Although
they may have more access to resources and funds, we reassure you that
franchisees have the right to take legal action as well. Franchise Legal
Support has been dedicated to representing franchisees and small business
owners who are making an honest living and realizing their entrepreneurial dreams.
Are you a victim of fraud? We offer nationwide representation!
Do you think your franchisor has violated a term in a contract? Do you
suspect your franchisor has misrepresented information in any way? Allow
us to help you protect your interests and rights so that you can keep
running your business or terminate a business agreement.
Contact Franchise Legal Support today and
request a consultation if you have been the victim of fraud.