Fraudulent misrepresentation

Definition of Fraudulent misrepresentation

A false statement as to material fact, made with intent that another rely thereon, which is believed by other party and on which he relies and by which he is induced to act and does act to his injury, and statement is fraudulent if speaker knows statement to be false or if it is made with utter disregard of its truth or falsity. Cormack v. American Underwriters Corp., 288 N.W.2d 634. As basis for civil action, establishment of representation, falsity, scienter, deception, and injury, are generally required. See also Deceit; Fraud; Material fact; Misrepresentation.

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