Hartwig v. Bitter

In Hartwig v. Bitter, 29 Wis. 2d 653, 657, 139 N.W.2d 644 (1966), the employer's misrepresentations allegedly induced two real estate agents to work for him. See 29 Wis. 2d at 655. The employer misrepresented, among other things, that he had a list of "prospects" who were interested in buying or selling business enterprises; that the agents would earn a lot of money by selling to these prospects; and that he, the employer, was closing a considerable number of sales. See id. The supreme court concluded that the complaint pled a viable cause of action for misrepresentation. See 29 Wis. 2d at 658-59.