Gearhart v. Angeloff
Ohio Court of Appeals
244 N.E.2d 802 (1969)
Robert and Karl Angeloff (defendants) were partners in the ownership of a bar. Tommy Gearhart (plaintiff) was at the bar when another patron caused a disturbance. Karl attempted to remove the patron from the bar. During the ensuing altercation, Robert shot a gun in the direction of the patron. The bullet grazed Gearhart’s arm. Gearhart brought suit against both Robert and Karl. The trial court awarded damages to Gearhart against Robert and Karl, holding them jointly and severally liable for the damages. Karl appealed on the ground that he did not fire the gun that injured Gearhart.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Hunsicker, J.)
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