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Mapping the LawEssays in Memory of Peter Birks$
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Andrew Burrows and Alan Rodger

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206551

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206551.001.0001

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Bezoar-Stones, Gall-Stones, and Gem-Stones: A Chapter in the History of the Tort of Deceit

Bezoar-Stones, Gall-Stones, and Gem-Stones: A Chapter in the History of the Tort of Deceit

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(p.545) 29 Bezoar-Stones, Gall-Stones, and Gem-Stones: A Chapter in the History of the Tort of Deceit
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Mapping the Law
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John Baker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206551.003.0030

This chapter discusses how the action on the case for deceit developed at a time when lawyers operated in a world where the categories of contract and tort were as yet unknown. In particular, under reference to the proceedings in Lopus v Chandeler, it shows how at the beginning of the 17th century, some of the judges were prepared to contemplate the possibility of giving a remedy for false misrepresentation, in the absence of a firm warranty — a step which was not actually taken until 1789.

Keywords:   deceit, lawyers, Lopus v Chandeler, false misrepresentation

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