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Denton v. G.N. Railway Co. (1856) 5 E. &B. 860 57

Facts:

P consulted D train timetable. Went to train station to buy ticket. D told P that the train did not exist. Because there was no train P missed meeting and incurred loss of 5 pounds

Issue(s):

Is the advertisement an offer for which the plaintiff could have considered and accepted?

Ratio:

If people are doing what they are encouraged to do by another party then that is sufficient exchange of values, therefore a contract is created.

Analysis:

Fraudulent misrepresentation = Where person makes an untrue statement, knowing it to be untrue, to another who is induced to act on it (rely upon the statement), an action lies.
Company promised to give tickets to anyone who came into particular place – this was a an offer

Holding:

There was a contract, there was some sort of exchange of values


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