I de S et ux v. W de S



Defendant bangs on tavern door with hatchet. Tavern keeper’s wife tells him that he cannot buy any wine. Hits hatchet into door, narrowly missing wife. No physical harm was done to the wife.


Has an act of bodily trespass been done if no physical harm was done to the body?

Arguments for Both Parties

Plaintiff states that there was harm done. Defendant states that there was no harm done.


The court states that the defendant caused harm because he meant to act in an offensive manner and threatened to cause real harm to the plaintiff. In other words, he assaulted her and that an assault is grounds for harm.


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