- Fraudulent misrepresentation—insurance company claims settlement deception
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- Does the judgment clarify the law? Are there any remaining grey areas?
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Dispute Resolution analysis: Can an insurer which had settled a claim despite its suspicions have the settlement set aside on the ground it was induced by fraudulent misrepresentations? Or does it have to have believed the misrepresentations in order to be said to have been induced by them? Patrick Limb QC and Jayne Adams QC, of Ropewalk Chambers, explain the Supreme Court's answer in Zurich Insurance v Hayward.
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