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Vosburg v. Putney
Citation:80 Wis. 523, 50 N.W. 503 (1891)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Vosburg (Plaintiff) and Putney (Defendant) were two high school students. Putney kicked Vosburg in the shin while they were in class. Vosney did not feel pain at first. After a few minutes, he felt extreme pain in the spot that was kicked. A doctor determined that the kick had caused bacteria from a previous injury to awaken and had affected the bone. Vosburg eventually lost the use of his leg. Vosburg sued Putney for assault and battery.
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