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:
- The salesperson was acting in the course of his business
- He supplied false information for the guidance of others in their business transactions,
- The salesperson failed to exercise reasonable care or competence in obtaining or communicating the false information,
- the false information resulted in pecuniary loss to you and
- 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.
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