Schneider v Heath: 1813

A ship was sold ‘to be taken with all faults’. In fact the vendor knew that she was unseaworthy. The particulars of sale stated that her hull was ‘nearly as good as when launched’. In fact the hull was rotten and the captain took her to a place where he kept her constantly afloat. Held The knowledge of the captain should be imputed to the owner of the ship, and that the contract should be set aside for misrepresentation.
Mansfield CJ
(1813) 3 Camp 506
England and Wales
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Updated: 09 May 2021; Ref: scu.194203