To sustain a cause of action for negligent misrepresentation, the plaintiff must establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the defendant supplied information to the plaintiff; the information was false; the defendant did not exercise reasonable care in obtaining or communicating the information; and the plaintiff justifiably relied on the information. Strange v. Peterson, No. W1999-00489-COA-R3-CV, 2001 WL 29461, at *2 (Tenn.Ct.App. Jan.11, 2001) (citing Merriman v. Smith, 599 S.W.2d 548, 556-57 (Tenn.Ct.App.1979)). Negligent misrepresentation occurs when a defendant, acting in the course of her business, profession, or employment, or in a transaction in which she has pecuniary interest, supplies faulty information meant to guide another in their business transactions; the defendant fails to exercise reasonable care in obtaining or communicating information; and the plaintiff justifiably relies upon the information provided by the defendant. Id. (citing Robinson v. Omer, 952 S.W.2d 423 (Tenn.1997) (citing Restatement (Second) of Torts § 552)).
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