Contract Law

Vitiating Factors

Misleading or Deceptive Conduct

Misleading or Deceptive Conduct is a very well known law. Misleading a customer is caught by statutory law, even if also by various case law. Section 18 of the Australian Consumer Law.[1] The basic principle of it is that it is unlawful if a person is mislead (by passively allowing misapprehension) or deceived (by actively causing error in judgement) to induce formation of a contract. In addition to the annulment of a contract there are other penalties imposed by government....

 

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[1] Competition and Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) See Schedule 2, Australian Consumer Law.