negligent misstatement

negligent misstatement
The terms "negligent misrepresentation" and "negligent misstatement" are often confused. Generally, an action for any form of misrepresentation is between contracting parties, whereas an action for negligent misstatement may be invoked whether or not a contractual relationship exists.
A negligent misstatement action is brought at common law in tort and may be brought provided a statement is made carelessly and the relationship between the parties is such that it gives rise to a duty of care on the part of the representor.
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