Ranson v. Kitner Ill App. Ct,

31 Ill. App. 241 (1888).

Facts

Kitner, Appellants (D), spotted Ranson’s, Appellee's (P), dog and mistakenly killed it because they thought it was a wolf. P sued D to recover the value of the dog. The trial court awarded P $50 in damages. D appealed. D argued that he acted in good faith and under the mistaken belief that P's dog was a wolf.