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misrepresentation

A contract law term for falsely or imperfectly representing a thing; distortion of facts; misleading; lying.

misrepresentation

Malpractice Representing falsely or imperfectly; lying. Cf Fraud.

misrepresentation,

n when one party purposefully exaggerates the anticipated positive results to gain another party's confidence and thereby enter into a legal agreement.

misrepresentation,

n an intentionally false statement regarding a matter of fact.
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Of the remaining 233, publication misrepresentations were found in 42 (18%), corresponding to a rate of 6% in the overall applicant pool.
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good-faith misrepresentations from fraudulent ones and refuse to reform
Recognizing that misrepresentations are volitional and not accidents should put a variety of claims beyond the scope of insurance coverage.
Certain investors of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) (TOR: CM) have launched a class-action suit in an Ontario court against the bank and some of its executives, alleging misrepresentation.
In such situations, the characterization of a defect as either patent or latent is significant in terms of liability for misrepresentation and the remedies available to a purchaser.
For example, if the shares are sold before the truth begins to leak out, the Court stated, "the misrepresentation will not have led to any loss.
The material misrepresentation defense is a tactic that has long been used by insurance companies to defeat claims.
If not, then the company could be sued on grounds of misrepresentation and will need to defend each case in litigation.
Diaz' misrepresentations not only triggered an unnecessary federal investigatio of Barrett, they also did material harm to is business -- which satisfies one of the le al conditions for a libel suit.
Making misrepresentations about a recall or customer satisfaction program, such as engaging in bait and switch, and charging consumers for items promised or promoted as free.
There are just some gross misrepresentations in their application and we want to bring that to the FAA's attention,'' said Burbank City Manager Robert ``Bud'' Ovrom.