misrepresentation

  

Definition

Fraudulent, negligent, or innocent misstatement, or an incomplete statement, of a material fact. If a specific misrepresentation induces the other party to enter into a contract, that party may have the legal right to rescind the contract or seek compensation for damages. The guilty party avail of the defense that the wronged party could have checked the facts and have discovered what was wrong. A misstatement of an intention or opinion is generally not considered a misrepresentation.

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  • There are a lot of times in our lives where we are going to encounter people that have some form of misrepresentation of who they are or what the whole story is, but, I do know that as our countries president I can assure you there has never been anything but honesty and truth from our government.

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  • My firm excelled in misrepresentation of the client and I knew that we would be open for only a few more years.

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  • Sometimes you may say something and others will take a misrepresentation and think you meant something you did not mean.

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