Docket No. 46, Calendar No. 47,405.

354 Mich. 490 (1958)

93 N.W.2d 293


Supreme Court of Michigan.

Decided December 2, 1958.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Arthur E. Somers and Alexander, Cholette, Buchanan, Perkins & Conklin (Donald E. Miller, of counsel), for plaintiffs.

John von Batchelder, for defendant Buskirk.


Plaintiffs seek treble damages under the statute,* for a trespass in the course of which several trees on their land were cut down. At the time that plaintiffs, a young man and his wife, purchased the parcel of land in question, there were few houses in the neighborhood, the street that ran by had not yet been paved, and their land and the land adjoining, as well, were thickly wooded. They intended to build there and they had...

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