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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.
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282) Conversely, if the plaintiff's allegations concern misrepresentations made during contract negotiations, then the claim is a tort.
plaintiffs are] not required to prove the materiality of [defendant]'s alleged misrepresentations and omissions at the class-certification stage.
If an applicant listed multiple publications and at least 1 misrepresentation was found, this was regarded as 1 misrepresentation, as the study is based on the number of applicants with misrepresentations.
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.
After some discovery, the court granted Genesis's motion for summary judgment as to rescission of the 2001/2002 policy based upon the material misrepresentations in Cutter & Buck's annual report, the CPA letter and its SEC filings.
Not all misrepresentations are sufficient to support a denial of coverage.
Kasky alleged that Nike had violated California law by making negligent or reckless misrepresentations "to maintain and/or increase its sales and profits.