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Negligent Misrepresentation

Negligence not only takes places in the context of automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and falls, but can also take place in a context of misrepresentation. Misrepresentation involves a statement made by one person to another which contained a misrepresentation of a material fact. The person who made the misrepresentation of the material fact must have had reason to believe, and intended for the plaintiff to act in reliance upon, the misrepresentation and expected that the plaintiff would probably rely on the misrepresentation, which would then cause damage to the plaintiff. The plaintiff must actually have acted in reliance on the misrepresentation and suffered a damage. Under those circumstances, often called fraud, the plaintiff can collect for the wrongdoing and the injuries sustained as a result of negligent misrepresentation.