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The modern law of misrepresentation stems from three doctrinal streams which have recently begun to converge. It has evolved principally from the action on the case for deceit. It has also been influenced by negligence, with which it overlaps and into which it merges, particularly in connection with the conduct of professions. And it is affected by developments in the law of products liability as well as, more generally, the field of consumer protection law, which tend to condition expectations about the effect of representations in commercial transactions.

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Misrepresentation – Part I (with O. Gray), 37 Md. L. Rev. 286 (1977)

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