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Ranson v Kitner, 31 Ill.App. 241 (Ill.Ct.App. 1889).


Kitner shot Ranson’s dog, thinking that it was a wolf.


Did the Kitner's mistake denote that no tort had occurred?


Liability for damages, caused by a person's own mistaken understanding of the facts, exists regardless of whether that person acted in good faith.

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