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This Torts II exam, given by Professor William T. Muse on May 26, 1936, begins with this question:

A, the attendant at a gasoline filling station, in filling the tank of B's model-T Ford car, in B's absence, splashes gasoline over the cushions. B starts without knowing this, and a few moments later the cushions catch fire from a spark dropped from his pipe. B smothers the fire, as he supposes, and drives his car into C's garage. While in the office there, the fire, which was not in fact out, blazes up, destroys B's car, C's garage, and the neighboring building of D. What, if any, is the liability of A and B?

Exam Date


T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond: Torts II Exam, 26 May 1936