708. Statements as representations of existence of opinion, belief or information.

If a person makes a statement of his opinion, belief or information, there is a representation that he has that opinion, belief or information1. What has been previously said as to statements of intention2 and statements of expectation3 is mutatis mutandis applicable in this connection. There may be difficulty in proving such a statement false because it is necessary to prove the non-existence of the opinion, belief or information rather than merely its incorrectness