trespass on the case

NOUN
  1. an action brought to recover damages from a person whose actions have resulted indirectly in injury or loss
    a person struck by a log as it was thrown onto a road could maintain trespass against the thrower but one who was hurt by stumbling over it could maintain and action on the case
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  • Maitland's The Forms of Action at Common Law (1909) is the classic treatise on trespass quare clausum fregit, trespass vi et armis, trespass on the case, and all those other terms that used to convince many first-year law students to buy copies of Black's Law Dictionary that they never used again. Language and Simplification in Law
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