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Supreme Court holds that a settlement may be set aside for fraud even if fraud was suspected

The Supreme Court has held unanimously that, where a party seeks to set aside a settlement agreement on the grounds that it was induced to enter into it by its opponent's fraudulent misrepresentations, it will not necessarily be a bar … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules that a “collateral lie” is immaterial to the insurance claim

In Versloot Dredging BV and another v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG and Others [2016] UKSC 45, the Supreme Court held that policyholders who advance otherwise valid insurance claims by lies which are irrelevant to their rights to recover do … Continue reading

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