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Wawanesa Mutual Ins. v. Matlock
Citation:60 Cal. App. 4th 583 (1997)
The defendant bought two packs of cigarettes from a fast station and gave one of them to his friend Eric Erdley. Both the defendant and Erdley were minors. The two boys then trespassed onto a private storage facility, where a couple of hundred telephone poles were stacked up high upon the ground. Edley eventually dropped the cigarette he was using and was unable to retrieve it. Eventually, the cigarette caused some logs to set afire. The owner of the property suffered considerable damage.
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