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What is an example of innocent misrepresentation?

Innocent misrepresentation has all of the same foundations of fraud except it does not have scienter. So in this case, the representing party would not known that they are committing fraud. Innocent misrepresentation results in a voidable contract.

Below is an example of innocent misrepresentation:

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