Asheville, NC asked in Civil Litigation for North Carolina

Q: If someone purposely committed fraud and settled out of court with the company they were suing. Can that be overturned?

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Jake Andrew Snider
Jake Andrew Snider
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: I am afraid this question is too vague for any lawyer to be able to give it a meaningful response. Generally, agreements that are entered into based upon a fraud may be voided by the defrauded party. Also, generally speaking, a "settlement" between two parties is unlikely to abridge the rights of a third party who also has claims against either or both of them. There are exceptions to nearly everything, of course.

This sounds like it could be fairly complicated, and I would counsel you to reach out for a consult with a lawyer who practices civil litigation for a more complete and useful answer to your question.

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