trespass on the case
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|Noun||1.||trespass on the case - an action brought to recover damages from a person whose actions have resulted indirectly in injury or loss; "a person struck by a log as it was thrown onto a road could maintain trespass against the thrower but one who was hurt by stumbling over it could maintain and action on the case"|
trespass - a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
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