Edgington v Fitzmaurice

JurisdictionEngland & Wales
Judgment Date1884
Date1884
CourtCourt of Appeal
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181 cases
  • Datuk Jagindar Singh and Others v Tara Rajaratnam
    • Malaysia
    • Federal Court (Malaysia)
    • Invalid date
  • Standard Chartered Bank v Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (No. 2)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 Julio 2000
    ...40 In the present case, therefore, SCB as claimants against PNSC for damages for the tort of deceit have the benefit of the rule in Edgington v. Fitzmaurice (1888) 29 Ch. Div. 459that "It is not necessary to shew that the (deceitful) misstatement was the sole cause of acting as he did" (per......
  • Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG v Royal Bank of Scotland Plc
    • United Kingdom
    • Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
    • 11 Junio 2010
    ...reaching his decision by the representation in question. See Dadourian v Simms [2009] EWCA Civ 169 at paras 99 and 100. 154 Thus, in Edgington v Fitzmaurice (1882) 29 Ch Div 459 the directors of a company issued a prospectus inviting subscriptions for debentures, which stated that the objec......
  • Standard Chartered Bank v Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (No. 4) (Reduction of Damages)
    • United Kingdom
    • Court of Appeal (Civil Division)
    • 27 Julio 2000
    ...of intention rather than negligence, so that the defence is excluded under the authority of Redgrave v. Hurd (1881) 20 Ch.D. 1 and Edgington v. Fitzmaurice (188r) 29 Ch.D. 459. The judgments in those cases established that a defendant who intended that the claimant should rely on the statem......
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1 firm's commentaries
  • IFI Update, June 2009 - Part 1
    • United Kingdom
    • Mondaq United Kingdom
    • 14 Julio 2009
    ...actions were an effective cause of the loss, even if they were not the sole or only cause of the loss (see Edgington v. Fitzmaurice (1885) 29 ChD 459; JEB Fasteners Ltd v. Marks Bloom Co. [1983] 1 All ER 587; County Ltd v. Girozentrale Securities [1996] 3 All ER 834). It is a question of fa......
17 books & journal articles
  • Contract Law
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review No. 2002, December 2002
    • 1 Diciembre 2002
    ...state of mind (and see the oft-cited observations of Bowen LJ in the English Court of Appeal decision of Edgington v Fitzmaurice(1885) 29 Ch D 459 at 483). The court in the present case also held that s 2(1) of the Misrepresentation Act (Cap 390, 1994 Ed) did not change the common law in th......
  • Contract Law
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review No. 2003, December 2003
    • 1 Diciembre 2003
    ...of fact and a misstatement of the state of a man”s mind is a misrepresentation of fact: per Bowen LJ in Edgington v Fitzmaurice(1885) 29 Ch D 459 at 483. The learned judge then proceeded to observe, in a practical vein (at [14]), thus: Of course, it will be difficult to prove what was the s......
  • AN ACCOUNT OF ACCOUNTS
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2016, December 2016
    • 1 Diciembre 2016
    ...(London: Sweet & Maxwell, 14th Ed, 2015) at para 20–095 ff; Barton v Armstrong[1973] UKPC 27; [1976] AC 104; Edgington v Fitzmaurice(1885) 29 Ch D 459; UCB Corporate Services v Williams[2002] EWCA Civ 555. 117 Hadley v Baxendale (1854) 9 Exch 341: “reasonable contemplation” has been interpr......
  • CONSUMER PROTECTION, STATUTE AND
    • Singapore
    • Singapore Academy of Law Journal No. 2016, December 2016
    • 1 Diciembre 2016
    ...Lee[2001] 2 SLR(R) 435 at [23], per L P Thean JA. 133Gould v Vaggelas(1985) 157 CLR 214 at 238, per Wilson J; Edgington v Fitzmaurice(1885) 29 Ch D 459 at 483, per Bowen LJ; see also 481, per Cotton LJ, 485, per Fry LJ. See also Nicholas v Thompson[1924] VLR 554 and Wilcher v Steain[1962] N......
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