Negligent Misrepresentations

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Have you been misled by a salesperson?

If so, you may have just cause to file a lawsuit.

In order to succeed in a negligent misrepresentation case, you’ll need to show the following:

  1. The salesperson was acting in the course of his business
  2. He supplied false information for the guidance of others in their business transactions,
  3. The salesperson failed to exercise reasonable care or competence in obtaining or communicating the false information,
  4. the false information resulted in pecuniary loss to you and
  5. You justifiably relied on the information

In Massachusetts, a person who is liable for negligent misrepresentations is also liable for violating the consumer protection laws in M.G.L. c. 93A.

This means that a successful plaintiff could be awarded double or treble damages.

If you have any questions about personal injury or business law, please contact me at justin@jrmccarthy.com.

 

 

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