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Lubitz v. Wells (1955) Facts: Wells left his golf club lying on the ground in his backyard. While playing in the yard, Wells' son swung the club hitting and injuring Lubitz. ...

Vaughan v. Menlove
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 3 Bing. (N.C.) 467, 132 Eng. Rep. 490 (Court of Common Pleas 1837). Brief Fact Summary. Defendant paced a stack of hay near cottages owned by Plaintiff. Defendant was warned that there was a substantial possibility that the hay would ignite, and Defendant replied that he would "chance it". The hay eventually did ignite and burn Plaintiff's cottages, and Plaintiff sued to recover for their value. Synopsis of Rule of Law. The standard for negligence is an objective one. One has behaved negligently if he has acted in a way contrary ...

Vaughan v. Menlove
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View this case and other resources at: Citation. 132 Eng. Rep. 490 (C.P. 1837). Brief Fact Summary. Defendant's rick of hay burst into flames after several repeated warnings of the possibility of fire. Plaintiff's neighboring cottages were consumed in the fire. Plaintiff sued Defendant for gross negligence. Synopsis of Rule of Law. In assessing Defendant's liability under a theory of gross negligence, Defendant is bound to proceed with such reasonable caution as a prudent man would have exercised under similar circumstances. ...