Hodgeden v. Hubbard
Vermont Supreme Court
18 Vt. 504 (1846)
Hodgeden (plaintiff) purchased a stove on credit from Hubbard’s warehouse and began to carry the stove home. Hubbard (defendant) discovered that Hodgeden had lied about his finances to purchase the stove. Hubbard and another individual pursued and confronted Hodgeden, who drew a knife on Hubbard. The other individual with Hubbard restrained Hodgeden while Hubbard regained possession of the stove. Hodgeden sued Hubbard for assault and battery and won a verdict of $1 for damages. Hubbard appealed to the Supreme Court of Vermont.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Williams, C.J.)
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