It follows from the meaning of fraudulent misrepresentation1 that, given absence of actual and honest belief by the representor2 in the truth of the misrepresentation, his motive in making the misrepresentation is wholly irrelevant3. It may be that he intended to injure the representee4 without benefiting himself, or to benefit himself without injuring the representee5; it may be that he did not intend to do either, but solely to benefit a third person6, or even the representee himself7, or otherwise to do right8. Lastly, he may have acted with no intelligible or rational motive whatsoever and told a lie
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