Ranson v. Kitner Case Brief

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?

Holding: No.

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.

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