Misrepresentation and the Liability of Universities

Katter, Norman A. (2006) Misrepresentation and the Liability of Universities. Education Research and Perspectives, 33(1), pp. 128-138.

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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 have 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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ID Code: 5218
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Misrepresentation, Liability, Universities, HERN
ISSN: 0311-2543
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 University of Western Australia, Department of Education
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 12 Oct 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 04:55

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