Hellums v. Raber
Indiana Court of Appeals
853 N.E.2d 143 (2006)
Alan Raber (defendant) was hunting deer with his cousin and a friend. Charles Hellums (plaintiff) was in the same area with a different hunting party, wearing orange hats. Raber saw another truck parked on the property and a person from Hellums’s party. Raber assumed there were other people hunting in the area. Later, Raber’s party spotted a deer and all three members of his party shot at it. The party moved forward to see if they had hit the deer. At this point, the party spotted another deer, and Raber’s cousin shot at it. Raber may have also shot at the second deer. Hellums’s party was in the same direction from Raber’s party as the deer. Hellum’s party attempted to get their attention by waving their hats, but Raber’s party did not notice them. One of the bullets from Raber’s cousin’s gun hit Hellums. Hellums sued all three members of Raber’s party. Raber moved for summary judgment, arguing that Raber did not cause Hellums injury because the bullet that hit Hellums did not come from Raber’s gun. The trial court granted the motion, and Hellums appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Crone, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 724,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 724,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 45,500 briefs, keyed to 983 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.