What is the test for a litigant to be successful in claiming damages for misrepresentation?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Wang v Wang, 2017 BCSC 2395 (CanLII):

The comments of Southin J., as she then was, in Le v. Milburn, [1987] B.C.J. No. 2690 at para. 2 (S.C.) are apt in the circumstances of this case: When a litigant practices to deceive, whether by deliberate falsehood or gross exaggeration, the court has much difficulty in disentangling the truth from the web of deceit and exaggeration. If, in the course of the disentangling of the web, the court casts aside as untrue something that was indeed true, the litigant has only himself or herself to blame.

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