Issue: What is necessary to succeed on a claim of fraud in the 6th Circuit (Texas federal law) under Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 60(b)?
|Area of Law:||Litigation & Procedure|
|Keywords:||Claim of fraud; Misrepresentations; Misconduct|
|Cited Cases:||379 F.3d 131|
|Cited Statutes:||Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 60(b)|
To prevail under this ground of Rule 60(b), a party must show that the fraud, misrepresentations, or misconduct by the opposing party prevented it from fully and fairly asserting a meritorious claim. General University Systems, Inc. v. Lee, 379 F.3d 131, 156-57 (5th Cir. 2004). Even an innocent misrepresentation may suffice. United States v. One Douglas A-26B Aircraft, 662 F.2d 1372, 1374-75 (11th Cir. 1981).