Pendleton, OR asked in Civil Litigation and Small Claims for Oregon

Q: In Oregon, if I want to sue someone for defrauding me, what kind of civil suit attorney is needed

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: You should very carefully review things with a local tort attorney. Fraud is often difficult to prove; you normally must prove specific damages, and the standard of proof is higher than for most other civil lawsuits (Clear and Convincing as opposed to just a preponderance). Often there may be other claims that can be made regarding the same damages - if so, it is often pursued instead given the disadvantages of pressing fraud claims. All things for your local attorney to evaluate in advising you of the best course of action.

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