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Hudson v. Craft

Supreme Court of California
204 P.2d 1 (Cal. 1949)


Facts

Hudson (plaintiff) is an eighteen-year-old boy. Craft (defendant) operated a carnival that contained a boxing exhibit. Craft charged a separate admission fee to the exhibit and allegedly operated the boxing ring without a license in violation of Section 412 of the California Penal Code and the Business & Professions Code. Craft promised Hudson $5.00 to participate in a boxing match. Hudson agreed and suffered personal injuries at the hand of his opponent. Hudson brought suit against Craft for assault and battery. The trial court dismissed the suit, and Hudson appealed.

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