innocent misrepresentation

Definition of "innocent misrepresentation"
  1. A statement one believes to be true and conveys sincerely, but it turns out to be false
How to use "innocent misrepresentation" in a sentence
  1. In the contract, an innocent misrepresentation occurred when the seller stated the house had no structural issues, genuinely believing it to be true, but a later inspection revealed a damaged foundation.
  2. The used car dealer made an innocent misrepresentation about the car's mileage, believing the odometer to be accurate, when it had actually been tampered with.
  3. During the interview, the job applicant made an innocent misrepresentation regarding her work history, not knowing that her previous employer closure date was incorrect.

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