Failure to Plead Fraud with Specificity

CPLR §3016(b) requires fraud claims to be pleaded with specificity. The required elements of a cause of action for fraud are: “a material misrepresentation of a fact, knowledge of its falsity, an intent to induce reliance, justifiable reliance by the plaintiff and damages.” Eurycleia Partners, LP v. Seward & Kissel, LLP, 12 N.Y.3d 553, 559 (2009). “CPLR § 3016 (b) is satisfied when the facts suffice to permit a “reasonable inference” of the alleged misconduct.” Id.

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