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Foster v. Preston Mill Co.
Citation:44 Wn.2d 440, 268 P.2d 645 (1954)
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B.W. Foster (Plaintiff) was raising minks on his ranch for commercial purposes. Preston Mill Co. (Defendant), an establish logging company in the area, was using explosives to build a road about two and one-quarter miles from the ranch. The vibrations caused by the explosions agitated the mother minks, causing one to kill its kittens. The Plaintiff sued the Defendant on a theory of nuisance and strict liability for the death of the minks.
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