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McConico v. Singleton

Constitutional Court of Appeals of South Carolina
9 S.C.L. 244 (1818)


McConico (plaintiff) ordered Singleton (defendant) not to hunt on McConico’s property, which was unenclosed and unimproved. Singleton disregarded the order and rode over Singleton’s property to hunt deer. McConico sued Singleton for trespass. A jury determined that each party should pay its own costs. McConico moved for a new trial on the ground that Singleton’s riding over the property constituted a trespass because it had occurred without McConico’s approval. The Constitutional Court of Appeals of South Carolina heard the appeal.

Rule of Law


Holding and Reasoning (Johnson, J.)

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