Legal Memorandum: Fraud Claims

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
Jurisdiction: Federal
Cited Cases: 379 F.3d 131
Cited Statutes: Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 60(b)
Date: 08/01/2014

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). 


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