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Pierson v. Post
Court of Appeals of New York
3 Cai. R. 175 (1805)
Post (plaintiff) was hunting a fox and Pierson (defendant), seeing this, captured and killed the same fox. Post brought a trespass suit claiming that he had legal possession of the fox. The lower court found in favor of Post. Pierson appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Tompkins, J.)
Dissent (Livingston, J.)
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