Surocco v. Geary.docx - Case Name Surocco v Geary Court Year Textbook Page Supreme Court of 1853 164-166 California Facts Plaintiffs property was blown

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Case Name: Surocco v. Geary Court: Supreme Court of California Year: 1853 Textbook Page: 164-166 Facts: Plaintiff’s property was blown up and property destroyed by Defendant to stop the progress of the conflagration then raging. The Plaintiffs were removing goods from their home while the fire was passing by and claimed they could have removed more if not stopped by the Defendant. Procedural History: Jury found in favor of Plaintiff. Defendant appealed. Issues: Whether the person who tears down or destroys the house of another, in good faith, and under apparent necessity, during the time of a conflagration, for the purpose of saving the buildings adjacent, and stopping its progress, can be held personally liable? Rules/ Legal Principles: Under the common law, a party who destroys the property of another on the basis of a good- faith, public necessity will not be held liable for the damages. Analysis/Reasoning:
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