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Torts Keyed to Underwood
Baker v. Shymkiv
Citation:451 N.E.2d 811 (Ohio 1983)
One day, the plaintiff and her husband returned to their home. When they arrived, they observed a car that was parked in the driveway and observed the defendants throwing tools and other equipment in the trunk of their car, closing the trunk lid, and jumping into their car. When the plaintiff and her husband got out of their car, they discovered that the defendants had dug a trench across the Bakers’ driveway. The plaintiff’s husband and the defendants got into a heated argument because of this trench. At one point, the plaintiff left to call the police. When she returned, her husband was lying face-down in a mud puddle while the defendants were driving away. The plaintiff’s husband was later pronounced dead.
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