Defendant had a right of way over plaintiff's land limited to the transportation of coal mined on that land. Plaintiff seeks to recover for use and occupation of his land by defendant when he exceeded his right by transporting coal mined on adjacent property. Held, the plaintiff is entitled to quasi-contractual recovery of the value of the benefit to defendant based on the prevailing rate of purchase of right of way for transportation of coal over another's land. Raven Red Ash Coal Co., Inc. v. Ball, (Va. 1946) 39 S.E. (2d) 231.
R. O. Hancox S.Ed.,
QUASI-CONTRACTS-ASSUMPSIT FOR USE AND OCCUPATION OF LAND,
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