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This Torts II exam, given by Professor William T. Muse on May 24, 1939, begins with the question:

Anthony buys Blackacre on which there are old shade trees close to the road, some of them in such condition that they may be expected to fall at any time. Six months later, one of these is blown down in a very heavy unseasonable storm. The tree falls 100 feet in front of Brutus who is driving his car at a rate of 60 miles per hour in order to get aid for Caesar who has been severely hurt. Brutus is unable to stop in time to avoid running into the tree. He is hurt and Caesar is thereby deprived of aid. Discuss Anthony's liability, if any, to Brutus and Caesar.

Exam Date


T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts II Exam, 24 May 1939