It is not every false statement by which a person is in fact induced to alter his position for the worse which gives a right of action1, but only such as the representor2, either in fact or in contemplation of law, intended to operate as an inducement to the representee3, or a class of which the representee is a member, to act on the representation in a particular manner4.
It seems that such an intention may in certain circumstances be presumed on proof of the making of a statement which the representor must have foreseen would necessarily, or probably (in
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