Bingham v Shumate

Bingham v Shumate

Bingham v Shumate, [1912] 3 WWR 837
Bingham et al appealed the previous judgement in the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (Bingham v Shumate (17 B.C.R. 359)), which had sustained the original trial judgement, ruling that the defendant was not guilty of fraud, sustaining the action and reversing the counterclaim he lodged. On this occasion, Chief Justice Fitzpatrick and Justices Idington, Duff, Anglin, and Brodeur determined that the appeal and cross-appeal should be dismissed, with costs. It was decided that the charges of fraud and misrepresentation leveled at Shumate should remain dismissed, deemed to be insuf´Čüciently supported by the evidence.



Bingham v Shumate


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Source: Supreme Court of Canada. Western Weekly Reports. 1912.


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