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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.

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