Is lying or misrepresentation grounds for termination of contract or a verbal agreement?

For example, if a lawyer tells me he went to law school and is licensed but did neither, or a gardener tells me he has a visa and insurance but has neither. Would I be liable for anything if someone lies about their background?

New York, NY -

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Robert A. Stumpf

Robert A. Stumpf

Bankruptcy Attorney - Staten Island, NY
Answered

Yes, it could be grounds for termination.

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Eric Edward Rothstein

Eric Edward Rothstein

Criminal Defense Attorney - New York, NY
Answered

Yes. Of course a lawyer cannot practice unless duly licensed by the state.

I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more

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