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The Thorns Case (Hull v. Orynge)
Y.B. Mich. 6 Ed. 4, f. 7, pl. 18 (1466)
Hull (plaintiff) owned a plot of land that was adjacent to land owned by Orange (defendant). Orange’s land contained a thorn hedge. Orange cut the thorns, and some of them inadvertently fell onto Hull’s land. Orange entered Hull’s land for the purpose of removing the thorns. Hull sued Orange for trespass based on the trampling of grass from Orange’s entrance on his property. The trial court held for Orange. Hull appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Littleton, J.)
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