extrinsic fraud


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extrinsic fraud

n. fraudulent acts which keep a person from obtaining information about his/her rights to enforce a contract or getting evidence to defend against a lawsuit. This could include destroying evidence or misleading an ignorant person about the right to sue. Extrinsic fraud is distinguished from "intrinsic fraud," which is the fraud that is the subject of a lawsuit. (See: fraud, intrinsic fraud)

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2007), resolved the conflict concerning intrinsic versus extrinsic fraud based upon the misrepresentation or false testimony of the wife that the husband was the father of children born during the marriage.
On whether or not the SC has the power to review a judgment of impeachment and conviction by the Congress, Santiago believes the high tribunal could give due course to a petition for review on certiorari "on the ground of extrinsic fraud, which was committed outside the narratives of the trial.