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Unformatted text preview: Hardy was a large man covered with tattoos, who was swimming aggressively towards Laurel for no apparent reason. The defendants belief was reasonable under the circumstances: Laurel, one week earlier, was mugged by a man who looked just like Hardy. Furthermore, she was isolated in the water with no one to potentially protect her from attack. The defendant used no more than reasonable force to protect oneself: Laurel only inflicted a scratch upon Hardy to scare him away, and not to cause any significant and debilitating implications on his health. Furthermore, such an attack is limited in its effect against a much larger person like Hardy....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course ILRCB 2010 taught by Professor Lieberwitzr during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '07