Writ of Deceit – against one who deceives & damages another by acting in the other’s name

Writ of Deceit:

(16c.) Hist. A writ against one who deceives & damages another by
acting in the other’s name.” [1]

     Excerpt from A Law Grammar:

     “A writ of deceit lies at the Common Law to give damages in some particular cases of fraud, & principally
where one man does any thing in the name of another, by which he is deceived or injured; as if one brings an action in another’s name, & the suffers a nonsuit where the plaintiff becomes liable to costs; or where one suffers a fraudulent recovery of lands or chattels, to the prejudice of him who hath the right.[2]

References:

[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Law Grammar 360-61 (1791)

How the U.S. Judicial System is Designed to Enable The People to Fix the System when used as Designed