Fraud on the Court in Florida Lawsuits
If you are involved in a lawsuit where you feel the other side is ‘making up’ facts, under certain circumstances, that can be interrupted as fraud on the court.
Fraud on the court in Florida lawsuits. Hello, my name is John Pankauski, I’m a trial lawyer with Pankauski Hauser in West Palm Beach, Florida. Our firm restricts its practice to trials, disputes and appeals limited to probates, estates, trusts and guardianship. We actually go to court, almost every day and we set matters for trial. Sure we’ll negotiate, we are happy to go to mediation for you but we believe that the best approach is getting you in front of a judge so that you can make your case. While we are talking about cases, you may be involved in a lawsuit where the other side is not doing things properly. Have you ever been involved in a lawsuit where people are making up facts, facts that don’t exist. Well under certain circumstances that can be interrupted as fraud on the court. Many times, prospects call the lawyers in our firm because they are involved in a lawsuit and they think somebody is lying and they want to know if that is fraud on the court. Fraud on the court is a very very serious offense. Judges don’t like it, and our Florida Appellate Courts don’t like it, nor should they. If you would like to read more about fraud on the court, I encourage you to read a Dec 20th 2017 opinion from Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal where this issue is discussed. It is the Willie-Koonce. You can read it free of charge on the 3rd District Court of Appeals website, click on opinions, scroll down by date and you can read more about this probate, excuse me, more about this Florida litigation topic.