Logourl black
From our private database of 14,200+ case briefs...

Juarez-Martinez v. Deans

North Carolina Court of Appeals
424 S.E.2d 154 (1993)


Facts

Gregorio Juarez-Martinez (plaintiff) worked as a migrant farm worker for Donald E. Deans (defendant) on a farm owned by Deans. Juarez-Martinez and his family lived in a house provided by Deans. In July 1988, Deans entered Juarez-Martinez’s home while holding an eight-inch steel-tractor hitch, apparently angry that Juarez-Martinez was not working. Deans found Juarez-Martinez sleeping and poured beer on Juarez-Martinez’s face. A scuffle ensued, and Juarez-Martinez was badly injured after being struck repeatedly by the tractor pin. Juarez-Martinez brought an action seeking damages for assault and battery. At trial, Deans asserted the doctrine of self-defense and brought a counterclaim for assault. According to Deans, Juarez-Martinez had jumped up and grabbed Deans after Deans poured the beer on Juarez-Martinez’s face, and Deans struck Juarez-Martinez out of fear for Deans’s own safety. The trial court granted a directed verdict in favor of Juarez-Martinez on the issue of self-defense and Deans’s counterclaim for assault. Deans appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Walker, J.)

What to do next…

  1. 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 97,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Vanderbilt, Berkeley, and the University of Illinois—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students. Read our student testimonials.

  2. 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. Read more about Quimbee.

Here's why 251,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 14,200 briefs, keyed to 189 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.