Under Ohio law, a fiduciary relationship is established when someone has knowingly been placed in a position of trust or confidence to act for the benefit of one or more third parties. When such an obligation has been knowingly accepted, the responsible party has a legal responsibility to act solely in the best interest of others.
In Ohio, this may include:
A breach of fiduciary duty occurs when the fiduciary fails to live up to the obligation to act in the best interests of the client, ward or beneficiary. These are complex cases, which are often difficult to prove. Contacting a Cleveland law firm with experience handling these types of relationships is vital to protecting your interests.
Under Ohio law, those who wish to prove a breach must prove that the accused knew they were acting in a fiduciary role, failed to act in the best interests of beneficiaries, and that person's actions or inactions resulted in damages.
Common breaches of fiduciary duty include:
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