Christenson v. Commonwealth Land Title Co

In Christenson v. Commonwealth Land Title Co., 666 P.2d 302 (Utah 1983), the Court stated that although gratuitous advice from a stranger to a transaction cannot be actionable, when or if: "the information is given in the capacity of one in the business of supplying such information, that care and diligence should be exercised which is compatible with the particular business or profession involved. Those who deal with such persons do so because of the advantages which they expect to derive from this special competence. The law, therefore, may well predicate on such a relationship, the duty of care to insure the accuracy and validity of the information." (666 P.2d at 305.)