Dougherty v. Stepp
Defendant entered plaintiff's land and surveyed, thinking it was his land. They did no damage or markings however.
Circuit court held it to not be a trespass because there was no damage.
Is it a trespass to enter someone's land without doing damage?
Reversed, and a new trial granted.
The law infers some damage, if nothing more than the treading down of the grass.
Every unauthorized entrance into the close of another is a trespass.