Contract – Fraud and Deceit – Action cannot be supported for telling a bare naked lie – Deceit is more than a lie

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Cases referring to this case:

Heilbut, Symons & Co v Buckleton [1913] AC 30

Pasley v Freeman (1789) 3 Term Rep 51

As false affirmation, made by the defendant with intent to defraud the plaintiff, whereby the plaintiff receives damage, is the ground of an action upon the case in the nature of deceit. In such an action, it is riot necessary that the defendant should be benefited by the deceit, or that he should collude with the person who is.


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