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Gordon v. Harper

Court of King’s Bench
101 Eng. Rep. 828 (1796)


Facts

B sold furniture to the plaintiff who put the furniture in his house. Subsequently, the plaintiff leased the house, with the furniture in it, to A. During A’s lease, a judgment was rendered against B and the sheriff (defendant) seized the furniture as part of that judgment. The plaintiff brought suit against the sheriff.

Rule of Law

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Issue

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Holding and Reasoning (Lord Kenyon, C.J.)

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  • A “yes” or “no” answer to the question framed in the issue section;
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  • The procedural disposition (e.g. reversed and remanded, affirmed, etc.).

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Concurrence (Ashhurst, J.)

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Concurrence (Grose, J.)

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Concurrence (Lawrence, J.)

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