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In Nevada, the elements for a claim of fraud in the inducement of a contract are:

  1. False representation made by defendant;
  2. Defendant’s knowledge or belief that the representation was false (or knowledge that it had an insufficient basis for making the representation);
  3. Defendant’s intention to induce plaintiff to consent to formation of contract;
  4. Plaintiff’s justifiable reliance upon the misrepresentation; and
  5. Damage to plaintiff resulting from such reliance.

A. Jones Constr. Co. v. Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Inc., 120 Nev. 277 (2004); Lubbe v. Barba, 91 Nev. 596, 598; 540 P.2d 115, 118 (1975).

See elements for other claims at the Nevada Law Library

About the Author

Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at jay@h2law.com.

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