Practice and Procedure

(1) MAN NUTZFAHRZEUGE AG (2) MAN AG (3) ERF LTD (4) ERF (HOLDINGS) PLC (5) MAN ERF UK LTD (Claimants) v FREIGHTLINER LTD & (1) ERNST & YOUNG (A Limited Liability Partnership practising in Canada) (2) ERNST & YOUNG (A Firm practising in the Uni

PUBLISHED November 7, 2005

In a claim concerning financial manipulation of company accounts during a period when the company was the subject of a number of acquisitions, the court considered the principles of vicarious liability for fraudulent statements made by servants or agents in the context of a claim for deceit at common law. It also considered the application of principles relating to causation, mitigation and assessment of damages for fraud.

[2005] EWHC 2347 (Comm)