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Pasley v. Freeman

King’s Bench
100 Eng. Rep. 450 (K.B. 1789)


Facts

Pasley (plaintiff) consulted Freeman (defendant) about the financial condition of John Christoper Falch before agreeing to sell to Falch a number of goods on credit. Pasley inquired about Falch’s credit history to determine if he was a credit risk. Freeman gave Pasley a favorable view of Falch, and Pasley proceeded with selling goods to Falch on credit. When Falch defaulted, Pasley sued Freeman for the value of the goods on the ground that Freeman knowingly misrepresented Falch’s credit risk.

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