action on the case

action on the case
action on the case: trespass on the case at trespass

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

action on the case
a writ for wrongs and injuries causing indirect damage where similar cases gave a precedent. The Statute of Westminster 1285 permitted the courts of Chancery to give such a remedy. This increased the number of remedies available to the litigant at a time when causes of action could only proceed if there was a form of action. A famous example is assumpsit.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


action on the case
One of the old common-law forms of action that provided a remedy for the invasion of personal or property interests.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


action on the case
One of the old common-law forms of action that provided a remedy for the invasion of personal or property interests.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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