Misrepresentation is a false statement made by one person to another in an attempt to encourage the second person into a contract. For example, if a person was selling a car that had mechanical issues but the person claims that the car is in great shape, would be a form of misrepresentation. If misrepresentation can be proven, usually the person that has been affected by the misrepresentation will be compensated. This generally depends on the type of misrepresentation that is presented. If a person is unaware of a defect when stating the item is of good quality, this may not be considered intent to misrepresent. Below are a few of the more commonly asked questions about misrepresentation law.