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What does private necessity mean?
private necessity – An “incomplete” defense when you’re sued for illegally using, or trespassing on, someone else’s property, but your interference is excused because it was to reasonably protect your private interests. Private necessity is an incomplete privilege because, unlike public necessity, you’ll still be on the hook for any damages caused by your interference.
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