puffing

noun
puff·​ing | \ ˈpə-fiŋ \

Legal Definition of puffing

: the practice of making exaggerated commendations especially for promotional purposes also : the exaggerated commendations made

Note: Generally, a seller cannot be held liable for misrepresentation for statements that amount to mere puffing. Nor can puffing be considered to create an express warranty.

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“Puffing.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/puffing. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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