Redgrave v Hurd [1881]

Facts

  • The defendant represented that his business turned over £300, £200 of which was easily accounted for. The defendant said that some other given paperwork accounted for the remaining £100. It did not, however, the claimant did not check this paperwork

Issue

  • Could the contract be rescinded by the claimant?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • No duty to verify a representation, even where it is easy and there is an invitation to do so
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