extrinsic fraud


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Noun1.extrinsic fraud - fraud that prevents a party from knowing their rights or from having a fair opportunity of presenting them at trial
fraud - intentional deception resulting in injury to another person
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The question became whether the mother's false testimony or misrepresentation that the husband was the father of the child(ren) born during the marriage constituted intrinsic fraud or extrinsic fraud.
The state supreme court affirmed the decision, concluding that "the subornation of perjury by an attorney and/or the intentional concealment of documents by an attorney are actions which constitute extrinsic fraud.