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Torts Keyed to Dobbs
Grimes v. Saban
Citation:173 So. 3d 919 (Ala. 2014)
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Grimes (Plaintiff) and Saban (Defendant) were at Defendant’s apartment. Plaintiff and Defendant got into a verbal argument, so Defendant went to her bedroom and locked the door. Defendant posted something mean about Plaintiff on Facebook, at which point Plaintiff came banging on Defendant’s door. When Defendant opened the door, Plaintiff began yelling in her face. What happened next is disputed. Defendant presented evidence that Defendant pushed Plaintiff away, Plaintiff grabbed Defendant’s throat, and Defendant responded with physical force all within Defendant’s bedroom. Plaintiff presented evidence that both exited the room, Plaintiff called Defendant “crazy”, and Plaintiff shoved Defendant and began beating her in the face. Plaintiff sustained multiple injuries.
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