East v Maurer

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East v Maurer[1991] EWCA Civ 6
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Court Court of Appeal of England and Wales
Full case name Terence Eardley East & Janet Daisy Maud East v Roger Joseph Maurer & Roger de Paris & Company Ltd
Decided 28 September 1990
Citation(s) [1990] EWCA Civ 6, [1991] 2 All ER 733, [1991] 1 WLR 461
Court membership
Judge(s) sitting Lord Justice Mustill, Lord Justice Butler-Sloss, Lord Justice Beldam
Keywords
Misrepresentation

East v Maurer [1990] EWCA Civ 6[1] is an English contract law case concerning misrepresentation.

Facts[edit]

Maurer fraudulently told East he would not run a competing hair salon, so East bought the salon from Maurer. Maurer started to run a competing hair salon. East lost business. East then sued Maurer for deceit.

Judgment[edit]

"The Court of Appeal held that East could recover the price paid minus selling price, plus trading losses, plus expenses of buying and selling and carrying out improvements, plus £10,000 in foregone profits. It noted that foregone profits were recoverable in tort where the claimant might be expected to make them in a similar hairdressing business. To recover profits that would have been particular to this business, breach of a contractual warranty needed to be shown."[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "East v Maurer [1991] EWCA Civ 6 (28 Sept 1990)". Bailii.org. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  2. ^ Burrows, Andrew (2013). A Casebook on Contract (Fourth ed.). Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing. p. 599. ISBN 9781849464468. 

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