Defendant's agent innocently misrepresented the amount of special tax assessments on property purchased by plaintiff. Before purchase plaintiff searched the records at the office of the commissioner of finance. The records confirmed the agent's statement. However, after purchase, an error was discovered and the unpaid assessments were found to be greater than supposed. Plaintiff brought an action for damages. Held, in Moulton v. Norton that, as the representation was false in fact, plaintiff could recover though the representation had been made honestly.

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