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SUROCCO V. GEARY, Supreme Court of CA, 1853. 3 Cal. 69

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					TORTS SUROCCO V. GEARY, Supreme Court of CA, 1853. 3 Cal. 69 History: Trial court jury rendered verdict for Plaintiffs; defendant appeals Facts: Defendant blew up and destroyed Plaintiff’s house b/c it was on fire to stop the progress of the fire Issue(s): Whether it was public necessity to blow up the house to keep the fire from spreading Holding: Judgment reversed Analysis: Individual rights of property give way to higher laws of impending necessity


				
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