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Government of Zanzibar v British Aerospace [2000]


  • The Government of Zanzibar purchased a plane from the defendant via  finance company
  • The plane was defective, so the Government of Zanzibar stopped paying instalments and the plane was sold on by the finance company


  • Could the Government of Zanzibar rescind the contract due to its misrepresented defects?


  • No


  • Discretionary damages under s 2(2) of the Misrepresentation Act cannot be awarded where rescission is barred (due to the selling on of the plane)
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