Broker Fraud Questions & Answers by State

Broker Fraud Questions & Answers

Q: Statues for check fraud in utah

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud, Criminal Law, Identity Theft and White Collar Crime for Utah on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

Generally four years if you have been in state for the intire 4 years.
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Q: WHAT IS EXTRINSIC FRAUD

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud, Civil Litigation and Landlord - Tenant for California on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

Generally speaking, extrinsic fraud exists where one obtains a judgment in court by producing some kind of false or fraudulent evidence which could not have been discovered by the adverse party at the time it was presented, and was only discovered afterward.
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Q: Hello - Under Ca State Law is a consumer protected from a late charge if the due date falls on a closed store date?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Broker Fraud and Civil Rights for California on
Answered on Nov 6, 2017

You need to look at the terms of the contract you entered with the creditor. Generally speaking, if the due date is a day the business is closed, it is generally accepted practice to give a grace period until the next business day. I have not researched the Civil Code on this issue recently, but I am sure that businesses are required to extend the due date grace period until the next business day.
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Q: Can I use my checking account for providing Escrow Services? If not, how can I go about it?

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Banking, Broker Fraud and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Answered on Oct 31, 2017

I think you should be very careful as this sounds like a typical scam. Do not use your personal checking account.
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Q: Realtor told us prepoperty was part of rehab program funded by town , it was false, is that misrepresentation?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Broker Fraud and Landlord - Tenant for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 22, 2017

Your details falls under "misrepresentation" that need to be followed by an Atty of your local jurisdiction. Termination of lease at the cost of the landlord with damages.
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Q: What sorts of ethical guidelines must brokers follow? How do I know if mine is unethical?

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud for New York on
Answered on Sep 28, 2017

The licensing body of the brokerage (SEC, FINRA for most securities) and the local realty association + state licensing division for real estate brokers have ethical codes that must be followed. Contact me directly (preferably via email) to go over the activity and I can give you an opinion.
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Q: how do i file a civil suit for broker fraud and negligence? is a contingency possible after reviewing the merits

2 Answers | Asked in Broker Fraud, Real Estate Law and Business Law for California on
Answered on Sep 26, 2017

Sorry to hear you have gone through this situation. YOu should retain a real estate/business lawyer to file a claim.

Depending on the damages and the strength of your evidence, yes, attorneys may be willing to take this type of case on a contingency.

A full consultation would be necessary to properly advise you.

I am a real estate broker in addition to being an attorney.
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Q: Are the Florida Real Estate Laws and Rules the same through out the state of Florida?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Broker Fraud and Business Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 20, 2017

Yes, the laws of Florida apply statewide. The Florida rules of court also apply statewide.

More detail is needed if you are looking for a more detailed answer than this.
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Q: Does the MLA (military lending act) cover me in this situation?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Broker Fraud for Oklahoma on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

There is a federal Military Lending Act, but I am not aware of a state law passed in Oklahoma. The federal law does offer protections but you don't say in what way you think the MLA was violated. Please provide more information and I will evaluate. Thank you.

PS Don't let the time to answer the suit run, the predator will be able to get a judgment by default against you and you will lose your rights forever to defend yourself.

David
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Q: What I do about a sacm landlord

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law and Broker Fraud for Florida on
Answered on Sep 16, 2017

Your question does not provide enough information to give you a proper answer. If you are saying that you paid a deposit and now the landlord is not returning your calls, I would try to stop payment on the check. If that's not an option, I would write a letter requesting your deposit back and state the reasons why. If that doesn't work, you can file a complaint with the State Attorney's Office, which may help by getting the authorities involved. If the "scam" is due to another reason, you...
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Q: If a broker lists a bank owned house at a specified price and I offer to pay that amount, is the broker obligated by law

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud and Real Estate Law for Florida on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017

Absolutely no obligation. Multiple offers is a very common situation and they may have already had other full asking price offers. Or there may already be an offer over asking and your offer, or broker is giving everyone a best and final offer chance. And an ad is not a binding contract either. It is clear you need an agent or attorney as you are attempting this on your own without the skills to do so.
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Q: Can a woman receive 60000 from a car accident and keep the money, to buy a new car now now has 2 cars have many surgery

2 Answers | Asked in Broker Fraud and Car Accidents for Wisconsin on
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
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Q: Is there anyway to check if a broker's been convicted of fraud before I hire him/her?

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud for New York on
Answered on Aug 9, 2017

Yes, most brokers are licensed through either the Dept. of State (Real Estate Brokers for instance) or a private organization (FINRA for stock brokers for instance). You can go to their website to check the status of your broker.
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Q: I invested more than $45,000 dollars with Connectivision, aka Power Station the past 9 years. It's been all based on

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Broker Fraud for Illinois on
Answered on Aug 7, 2017

You may have recourse, but fraud claims are extremely fact intensive, so an attorney would need to review all of the specific information to give you a comprehensive evaluation of the merits of your claim(s). That said, I would recommend organizing all information relevant to this situation, including all communications and contracts with the relevant parties, and consulting with an attorney individually. Many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything to obtain the...
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Q: can a listing broker (restaurant) keep a forfeited deposit from a potential buyer or does it go to the seller

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud, Business Law and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Answered on Jul 26, 2017

That sounds problematic. Have a lawyer review your broker agreement. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce &...
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Q: We received an adverse claim regarding the 3,106,000 shares of SFRX.What can I do

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Broker Fraud, Business Law and Securities Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

You need the services of an attorney who works for you, not the other party. I don't know why you were required to pay the other party's attorney, but it may be something in the contract. Your attorney can review the whole matter and advise you.
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Q: I recently financed rims, services through a store. Cancelled order. How do I get my money back?

2 Answers | Asked in Broker Fraud, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Consumer Law for California on
Answered on Jul 22, 2017

You'd have to have an attorney review the finance agreement for cancellation requirements. If there is no written agreement, then you can probably go straight to Small Claims court for breach of sales agreement. This is not a "return" situation since you are not in possession of goods to return. This is a cancellation of a sales agreement, or a finance agreement, due to failure to produce the agreed products. I believe that there is a requirement in CA that finance agreements have to be in...
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Q: Do I need to hire an attorney to sue my broker or can I do it myself?

2 Answers | Asked in Broker Fraud for New York on
Answered on Jul 20, 2017

You can do it yourself, but see this primer: https://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/abraham-lincoln-had-it-right---he-who-represents-himself-has-a-fool-for-a-client
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Q: Any recourse against a broker who lied about an expected timeframe and cost us thousands?

2 Answers | Asked in Broker Fraud and Consumer Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 18, 2017

Fraudulent misrepresentation is difficult to prove, actual damages would be difficult to prove in any case since moving is always a disruption of daily life. You can try to put together a list of some damages / out-of-pocket expenses incurred that wouldn't have been incurred otherwise and if it's below $5K in most parts of NY you can just file a small claim which is an expedited type of proceeding.
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Q: Can I sue my broker or brokerage in court or do I need to go through arbitration?

1 Answer | Asked in Broker Fraud for New York on
Answered on Jul 14, 2017

What does your contract say about that? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education...
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