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This Torts I exam, given by Professor William T. Muse on January 29, 1937, begins with the following question:

Plaintiff and her husband were employed by defendant in household service. At
ten o'clock in the evening, plaintiff's husband had some words with defendant who waved a dagger at him and ordered him to leave. Defendant then proceeded to get out a loaded revolver. Coming down a stairway, defendant met plaintiff, who was coming from the kitchen and, pointing the revolver at her shouted, "Mary get right out of my house or I will shoot you dead." The statement was repeated. Defendant then called a policemen. As a result of all this plaintiff suffers illness. May she recover from defendant? (Ross v. Michael (Mass ., 1923) 140 N.E. 292).

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T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts I Exam, 29 Jan 1937