Summary of Ranson v. Kitner
Facts: Kitner killed Ranson’s dog mistaking it for a wolf because of the similarities.
Issue: Did trial Ct. commit material error which prejudiced appellants from recovering more money?
Procedure: Jury trial found in favor of actual value of the dog for mistake, $50.00. Affirmed
PL Argue: Def maliciously and intentionally killed the dog.
Def. Argue: The killing of dog was an honest accident, mistaking dog for wolf when dog had similar physical characteristics.