Pleading Fraud with Specificity

According to New York Civil Practice Law and Rules section 3016(b), in a fraud cause of action in a complaint, “the circumstances constituting the wrong shall be stated in detail”. ┬áContrast this with the standard for a libel or slander pleading in 3016(a): ” the particular words complained of shall be set forth in the complaint”. Lawyers might be excused for thinking...

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