*Hayward v Zurich Insurance Company plc

Misrepresentation – Fraudulent misrepresentation. The Supreme Court held that, in order to set aside a compromise on the basis of fraudulent misrepresentation, to show the requisite influence by, or reliance on, the misrepresentation, the defrauded representee did not have to prove that it had been induced into settlement because it had believed that the misrepresentations had been true. It sufficed to establish influence that the fact of the misrepresentations had been a material cause of the defrauded representee entering into the settlement.

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