constructive fraud


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constructive fraud

A breach of some duty that results in a tendency to deceive others,with no requirement of a showing of intention to deceive or moral wrongdoing.A broker may be charged with constructive fraud if that person had a duty to disclose a known dangerous defect and failed to do so.

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As detailed below, ex ante review would be tied to later presumptions of constructive fraud, would be performed by an independent third party, and would provide opportunity for opposition from existing creditors.
As discussed above, the Bankruptcy Code only limits recovery of transfers to charitable organizations under a constructive fraud theory thus, under 54a, when transfers were made with "actual intent to hinder, delay, or defraud" (9) any creditor, a charitable organization is not permitted to retain transfers.
As a result of Zuckerberg's constructive fraud, all consideration received by him or was promised to him in exchange for the General Partnership's assets, including, but not limited to, cash, stock, stock options, restricted stock units and/or any other consideration, were received, and continue to be held, by him in constructive trust for the benefit of the General Partnership and Ceglia as a 50% owner of the General Partnership.
The court also found that the manufacturer merely made statements of opinion about how the product would perform in the future, which could not be the basis for actual or constructive fraud.
Unlike actual fraud, which requires a dishonest purpose or intent to deceive, constructive fraud is the "breach of a duty that--irrespective of moral guilt--the law declares to be fraudulent because of its tendency to deceive others.
Although there may be no consensus on the precise normative basis for avoiding transfers of property or the incurrence of obligations by an insolvent debtor for less than reasonably equivalent value, there does seem to be a general consensus that fraudulent transfer law, including the constructive fraud rules, should be retained.
Elliot and Willingham (1980) state that the law distinguishes between actual fraud, which is intentional, and constructive fraud, which is not deliberate.
A North Carolina court of appeals ruled that shareholders of a corporation could maintain a constructive fraud action against an accounting firm.
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The CU also charged Reynolds with fraud, constructive fraud, breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment.
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