Action on the case

Dictionary: 
Ballentine's Law Dictionary

A common-law remedy for injury consequentially resulting to the person, property or reputation, from the commission of a tort, in cases where trespass will not lie. Same as “Trespass on the Case,” and “Case.” See 18 Johns. (N. Y.) 257, 9 Am. Dec. 210.

Author: 
James A. Ballentine
Publisher: 
The Bobbs-Merrill Company
Year Published: 
1916
Genre: 
Law Dictionary