From our private database of 22,600+ case briefs...
Wrinkle v. Norman
Kansas Supreme Court
301 P.3d 312 (2013)
Rodney Wrinkle (plaintiff) saw that some cattle belonging to his neighbors, Gene and Charlene Norman (defendants), were loose and straying toward the highway. Wrinkle herded the cattle through the open gate into the Normans’ yard. A calf caught its neck in a clothesline wire hanging from a pole and started to choke. Wrinkle grabbed the other end of the wire and flipped it to free the calf. The calf started running, and the clothesline caught Wrinkle from behind, knocking him backward onto concrete, breaking his back. Wrinkle sued the Normans for negligence, alleging that the clothesline and open gate created an unreasonably dangerous condition. The trial court granted the Normans summary judgment, reasoning that the Normans owed Wrinkle no duty of care as a trespasser. The appellate court affirmed on the ground that no evidence showed that the Normans actually owned the cattle, and they owed no duty of care greater than that owed a trespasser even if Wrinkle’s entering their property was privileged due to private necessity. Wrinkle appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)
Concurrence/Dissent (Rosen, J.)
What to do next…
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 519,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
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.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 519,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 22,600 briefs, keyed to 984 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.