Intrinsic Fraud

Definition - What does Intrinsic Fraud mean?

Intrinsic fraud is a term most often used to describe lies and misrepresentations offered by a party during litigation. Intrinsic fraud misleads a judge while determining issues of law, and causes the court to rule in favor of the party committing intrinsic fraud.

Common examples of intrinsic fraud include forged documents and perjury.

Justipedia explains Intrinsic Fraud

Intrinsic fraud is distinguished from extrinsic fraud, which causes a person not to exercise their right to be heard. Questions about the differences between intrinsic and extrinsic fraud arise most often after a court has made a ruling or a judgment is entered.

If intrinsic fraud is discovered after litigation has concluded, a party may have grounds to appeal the court’s decision. Different jurisdictions hold different opinions on whether or not intrinsic fraud is a valid ground for overturning a judgment.

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