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Drabek v. Sabley
Wisconsin Supreme Court
142 N.W.2d 798 (1966)
Tom Drabek (plaintiff) and other minors were throwing snowballs at cars as they drove by Drabek’s house. Dr. Nanito Sabley’s (defendant) car was hit with one of the snowballs. Sabley got out of his car and chased down Drabek. Sabley took Drabek by the arm to his car and told Drabek to get in. Sabley then drove Drabek downtown and held him until they found a police officer, at which point Sabley told the officer about the incident and left Drabek in the officer’s custody. Drabek brought suit for false imprisonment and battery. Sabley argued that he was not liable because his actions were a reasonable effort to prevent dangerous conduct. The trial court jury agreed, finding Sabley was exonerated from liability. Drabek appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Fairchild, J.)
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