Harris v. Avery
Kansas Supreme Court
5 Kan. 146 (1869)
Harris (defendant), while in the presence of others, called Avery (plaintiff) a thief and then arrested him and sent him to jail. Avery filed a suit against Harris consisting of two causes of action: false imprisonment and slander. Harris demurred to the complaint on the grounds that two distinct causes of action were improperly joined. The district court overruled his demurrer and he appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Valentine, J.)