Elements. The elements of negligent misrepresentation are: (1) the representation is made by a defendant in the course of his business, or in a transaction in which he has a pecuniary interest; (2) the defendant supplies 'false information' for the guidance of others in their business; (3) the defendant did not exercise reasonable care or competence in obtaining or communicating the information; and (4) the plaintiff suffers pecuniary loss by justifiably relying on the representation. Henry Schein v. Stromboe, 102 S.W.3d 675, 686 (Tex. 2002).
Statute of Limitations. The applicable limitations for negligent misrepresentation, is two years. HECI Exploration Co. v. Neel, 982 S.W.2d 881, 885 (Tex. 1998); Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.003(a)
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