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Torts Keyed to Duncan
Poliak v. Adcock
Citation:2002 WL 31109737 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2002)
The plaintiff had been living in the defendant’s home for a few months when the defendant decided to kick the plaintiff out. To persuade the plaintiff to follow his command, the defendant went into the plaintiff’s room with a two by four, awoke the plaintiff from his sleep, and struck the plaintiff as he told him that he was no longer welcome in the house.
The defendant claimed that he was using self defense given that the plaintiff was younger and stronger than him, but provided no evidence to support the claimed need to defend himself.
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