Can you sue a company for lying to you? Let's say that you are negotiating a contract for the rights over the Harry Potter franchise, because you wrote it. Does the company that wants to buy the broadcasting rights have to give you the market rate for a similar franchise if you ask them to do so? If they do, but they lie about the market rate and give you an incorrect answer, can you sue them over this?
I am wondering, because sports team they don't give you an answer as to what the market rate is so your agent has to find it out for you, so I am thinking they don't have to tell you anything even if you ask them, but can they lie?