Iasigi v. Brown - 58 U.S. 183 (1854)
U.S. Supreme Court
Iasigi v. Brown, 58 U.S. 17 How. 183 183 (1854)
Iasigi v. Brown
58 U.S. (17 How.) 183
Where an action was brought against a person for making false representations of the pecuniary condition of a certain party, whereby the plaintiff had been induced to sell goods upon credit, and had incurred loss, evidence conducing to show that the statements of the defendant were false, ought to have been allowed to go to the jury.
The defendant having written to his own agent, and headed the letter confidential, it was for the jury to say whether or not it was intended for the exclusive perusal of the agent.
It was also for the jury to say, on a thorough examination of the letters and the facts and circumstances connected with them, whether they were calculated to inspire, and did inspire, a false confidence in the pecuniary responsibility of the party, to which the writer knew he was not entitled.
The entire history of the case is given in the opinion of the Court.