Stories and legal cases have much in common, but there are also differences. Both can be seen as a sequence of events, but in a legal case the facts and events are legally qualified. Moreover, the point of a story is usually implicit, whereas the outcome of a legal case is explicitly explained. Stories have been mainly used in AI and Law to explore the evidence presented in legal cases, but here we will explore the relationship on the assumption the facts of the case have already been established, and so include legal qualification and the decision. We illustrate our approach the well known wild animals and Popov v Hayashi cases.
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