Sandy v. Bushey
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
128 A. 513 (Me. 1925)
The plaintiff used the defendant’s pasture to grain his horse. The defendant’s horse was also kept in the pasture. One day while the plaintiff was graining his horse in an area of the pasture away from other horses, the defendant’s horse came up and kicked the plaintiff, seriously injuring him. The evidence showed that the defendant knew that his horse had exhibited vicious characteristics prior to the incident. The plaintiff brought suit on a theory of strict liability. The trial court found in favor of the plaintiff. The defendant appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Sturgis, J.)
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