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Haeussler v. De Loretto
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Harold Haeussler (plaintiff) went to the house of his neighbor, Emil De Loretto (defendant), at night to ask about Haeussler’s dog, which was missing and would normally go next door. When De Loretto opened the door, Haeussler’s dog ran out. Haeussler and De Loretto argued. Haeussler moved forward aggressively. De Loretto punched Haeussler in the face, damaging two of Haeussler’s teeth. Haeussler sued De Loretto in a California state court for assault and battery. De Loretto plead self-defense.After a non jury trial, the court found in De Loretto’s favor. Haeussler appealed.
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