fraud in the inducement
- An act of deception aimed at misleading another person into acting against their best interest, often by providing incorrect information, which leads to them entering into an agreement or deed
- When he didn't disclose the full financial implications of the sale, he was accused of fraud in the inducement.
- The landlord's actions were deemed to be fraud in the inducement when she told the renters they didn't need to read the entire contract.
- He fell victim to fraud in the inducement when the salesman promised benefits that didn't exist in the contract.