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Behrens v. Bertram Mills Circus, Ltd.
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Bertram Mills Circus Ltd. (Defendant) granted Whitehead (Plaintiff’s manager) a license to have Mrs. J. H. W. Behrens (Plaintiff) and her husband work at Defendant’s circus. Defendant forbade the presence of dogs. Plaintiff’s husband ignored the prohibition and brought his dog to the circus. The dog barked at one of Defendant’s trained elephants, which began to chase the dog. Consequently, the elephant injured Plaintiff and damaged her booth.
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