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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It is correct that lack of jurisdiction over the subject matter or over the parties, and extrinsic fraud are the only grounds for which a Petition for Annulment of Judgment may be availed of.
The celebrity doctor claimed that the failure of his former counsel to attend scheduled hearings for his presentation of evidence and his counsel's failure to inform him of the hearings and that his presence was required during the proceedings were tantamount to extrinsic fraud.
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The extent to which evidence of intrinsic fraud can act as a defense to the recognition of a judgment has not been as clear as that of extrinsic fraud." [45]
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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."