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An Analysis of the Economic Torts$
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Hazel Carty

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546749

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.001.0001

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The Misrepresentation Economic Torts: Conclusion

The Misrepresentation Economic Torts: Conclusion

(p.283) 12 The Misrepresentation Economic Torts: Conclusion
An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Hazel Carty

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the potential future developments of the misrepresentation economic torts: deceit, malicious falsehood, and passing off. Deceit and its satellite actions — the action for bribery and the actions for dishonest assistance — though useful play a limited role in the legal control of economic activity. However, there are possible areas of expansion revealed for the torts of malicious falsehood and passing off that could edge the common law liability closer to a more generalised unfair competition action. This is particularly the case with the tort of passing off: either it could become a more generalised tort of commercial misrepresentation or even transform from a misrepresentation tort into one that protects valuable intangibles.

Keywords:   passing off, malicious falsehood, deceit, bribery, dishonest assistance, unfair competition, commercial misrepresentation, valuable intangible

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