Oral Promise of an Exclusive Not Reflected in Lease

What Happened: “We would have never signed the lease without the landlord’s promise to evict the existing chiropractor tenant and make us the lone and exclusive chiropractic clinic in the shopping center,” claimed the tenant.

The landlord denied making any such promise and contended that the tenant knew about the other clinic all along but signed the lease anyway.

Decision: The Florida federal court sided with the landlord and dismissed the tenant’s fraud claims.

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