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Surocco v. Geary
Citation:3 Cal. 69 (1853)
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One day, the plaintiff’s house got caught up in a fire. The plaintiff’s house was in close proximity to adjacent buildings. Fearing that the fire would spread to these other buildings, the defendant blew up the plaintiff’s house. In other words, the defendant blew up the plaintiff’s house to cease the progress of the conflagration and to preserve nearby buildings. After this, the plaintiff brought legal action.
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