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ERIC Number: EJ1080305
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Misrepresentation and the Liability of Universities
Katter, Norman
Education Research and Perspectives, v33 n1 p128-138 2006
This article focuses on misrepresentation and the exposure of universities to legal liability for innocent, fraudulent or negligent statements by academics or administrative staff made to students or prospective students. A greater public awareness of consumer rights through media coverage of damage awards, speculative actions by lawyers, and a changed perception of universities by students has led to litigation against universities where defects in the provision of services have occurred. This article seeks to highlight the importance of oral and written statements made by universities and staff and the legal consequences resultant on inaccurate or careless misrepresentations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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