Gloucester Grammar School's Case

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((1411), Y. B. 11 Hen. 4, f. 47, pi. 19). If an act or omission cause injury to another, but no legal right is infringed, no action will lie, it being damnum sine injuria.
Two masters of the Grammar School brought an action of trespass against another master. They stated they were appointed to have the government of the scholars of the school, and to teach children and others there. But the defendant set up another school in the midst of the town, and thereby the plaintiffs who had been used to obtain either forty pence or two shillings for the quarter's schooling of a pupil could now obtain only twelve pence. Held, no action lay

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