Summary: FLAIRS 2009 Copyright Kevin D. Ashley. 2009 1
What a Legal CBR Ontology
Kevin D. Ashley
Professor of Law and Intelligent Systems
Senior Scientist, Learning Research and Development Center
University of Pittsburgh
FLAIRS 2009 Copyright Kevin D. Ashley. 2009 2
On the last day of the 2001 season...
S.F. Giants' Barry Bonds sets new record when he hit his 73rd home run.
In the stands, Popov, a fan, gloved the ball for an instant and then was
tackled by others. Bystander Hayashi ended up with the ball.
Plaintiff (P) Popov sues Defendant (D) Hayashi
Judge ordered the ball to be sold and split the proceeds ($517,500)
The court cites two 19th Century property cases
Pierson and Young involved foxhunting and fishing.
P pursued the quarry only to have D intercept it.
Superficially dissimilar facts, but similar underlying issue: