What is a Breach of Contract in Pennsylvania?
- In Pennsylvania, a breach of contract action involves the existence of a contract, a breach of a duty imposed by the contract, and damages. In a breach of contract action, damages are awarded to compensate the injured party for losses suffered due to the breach.
What is The Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices Act and Consumer Protection Law?
- It protects the public from business engaging in fraud, misrepresentation or deceptive practices, such as unfair methods of competition, unfair or deceptive acts or practices, and any other fraudulent or deceptive conduct which creates a likelihood of confusion or misunderstanding.
What is Unjust Enrichment?
- The general principle of Unjust Enrichment is that no person should be allowed to profit at another’s expense without making restitution for the reasonable value of any property, services, or other benefits that have been unfairly received and retained. Unjust enrichment has three elements. First, the plaintiff must have provided the defendant with something of value while expecting compensation in return. Second, the defendant must have acknowledged, accepted, and benefited from whatever the plaintiff provided. Third, the plaintiff must show that it would be inequitable for the defendant to enjoy the benefit of the plaintiff’s actions without paying for it.
What is Fraud in Pennsylvania?
- A person is liable for fraud if they make a fraudulent misrepresentation of material fact to another person and that other person relies upon the statement to their detriment. In PA, a person liable for fraud is responsible for all injuries resulting from that other person’s reliance on the fraudulent misrepresentation. Fraud is an intentional act and thus subject to punitive damages.