Trespass on the case

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TRESPASS ON THE CASE, practice. The technical name of an action, instituted for the recovery of damages caused by an injury unaccompanied with force, or where the damages sustained are only consequential. See Case, and 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3482 to 3509.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.