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Torts Keyed to Underwood
Cullison v. Medley
Citation:570 N.E.2d 27 (Ind. 1991)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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One day, the plaintiff exchanged pleasantries with a 16-year-old girl named Sandy Medley. The plaintiff invited the girl to have a coke with him and come to his home to talk further. Later that night, the plaintiff was confronted by the girl’s family. The family knocked on the plaintiff’s door and entered his home. During this time, different members of the family began calling the plaintiff names and accusing him of being a pervert. Moreover, Sandy’s father, Ernest Medley visibly had a revolver. The plaintiff testified that on multiple occasions, Ernest grabbed for the revolver and shoot it while telling the plaintiff that he was going to “jump astraddle.” The plaintiff claimed that he feared that he was going to be shot throughout this cycle of events.
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