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This Torts exam is one of two given by Professor William T. Muse on May 22, 1940. It, like the other, begins with the following question:

A enters B's land to rescue from a barbed wire fence a stray dog which was caught thereon. Seeing him there, B orders him from the land and, upon A' s refusal to leave, B threatens to hit him with an ax which he has in his hand. A thereupon draws a revolver with which he threatens to shoot B. B retaliates by throwing the ax at A. The ax misses A but strikes C who, unseen by both A and B, has come up to try to settle the difficulty. Discuss the liability of A and B.

Exam Date


T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts Exam, 22 May 1940