innocent misrepresentation
innocent misrepresentation n: a representation that is made in good faith and believed to be true by the one making it but that is in fact false

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

innocent misrepresentation

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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