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Anonymous

Court of Common Pleas
Y.B.Trin. 32 & 33 Edw. (Rolls Series) 258-59 (1304)


Facts

R. (plaintiff) brought a writ of trespass against J. and others (defendants) for chopping down R.’s trees and stealing the wood “with force and arms.” The defendants denied guilt. The inquest revealed that the defendants did steal the wood, but did not use force or arms.

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (Bereford, C.J.)

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  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
  • A summary of the majority or plurality opinion, using the CREAC method; and
  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

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