What is ACTION ON THE CASE?

A species of personal action of very extensive application, otherwise called “trespass on the case,” or simply “case,” from the circumstance of the plaintiff’s whole case or cause of complaint being set forth at length in the original writ by which formerly it was always commenced. 3 Bl. Comm. 122. Mobile L. Ins. Co. v. Randall, 74 Ala. 170; Cramer v. Fry (C. C.) 08 Fed. 201; Sharp v. Curtiss, 15 Conn. 520; Wallace v. Wilmington & N. R. Co., 8 lloust (Del.) 529, 18 Atl. 818.

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