What does the law call it when someone says something that's not true?
a FALSE STATEMENT OF FACT.
I'd like to gripe about that for a moment.
Fact (noun): something that actually exists; reality; truth. something known to be true.
False: (adjective): not true; erroneous.
Hrmm. So, "false statement" and "false statement of fact" mean the same thing, right? OR HOW ABOUT A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED LIE. JUST CALL IT A LIE. Unless you think the following rhyme will catch on.
False stater of fact! False stater of fact!
Hanging on something abstract!
Not so catchy is it! I have law school rage.