*Versloot Dredging BV and another v HDI Gerline Industrie Versicherung AG and others

Statement – False statement. The Supreme Court allowed the appellant shipowners' appeal in a case where a false statement had been made as to the cause of damage to a vessel, but had been irrelevant, in the sense that the claim would have been equally recoverable whether it had been true or false. The court held that the rule concerning fraudulent claims did not defeat a claim that was wholly good in law.

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