Garrett v. Dailey Case Brief

Summary of Garrett v. Dailey

Facts: Brian, age 5, moved a chair as Garrett began to sit down upon it. Garrett missed the chair and broke her hip, and suffered other injuries.

Issue: Did def have knowledge, with substantial certainty, the Pl would attempt to sit here chair had been, as trial court’s findings show?

Holding: NO.

Procedure: Trial court dismissed action, Remanded for clarification.

Ct. Rationale: No evidence in record to support judgment of $11000 or proof of intentional harm or knowledge. Question exists as to whether intent for battery of def can be inferred from the evidence.

Rule: Battery is the intentional infliction of a harmful bodily contact upon another.

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