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Harrington v. Taylor
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Defendant assaulted his wife who took refuge in Plaintiff’s house. Defendant entered the house and began to assault his wife. The wife knocked Defendant down with an axe and was about to decapitate him when Plaintiff intervened and as a result her hand was badly mutilated. Consequently, Defendant promised orally to pay Plaintiff damages. Defendant paid a small sum, but refused to pay the full amount.
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