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" We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so is prima facie answerable... "
Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts: With Notes and References to ... - Page 318
by Nathaniel Cleveland Moak - 1872
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The Central Law Journal, Volume 9

Law - 1879
...act in itself wrongful. But Mr. Justice Blackburn put the case on broader grounds. He said, "We think the true rule of law Is that the person who, for his own purposes, brings on his lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at...
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The Albany Law Journal: A Monthly Record of the Law and the Lawyers, Volume 12

Law - 1875
...Law J. Rep.. NS, Exch. 154. In delivering the jndgment of the court, Mr. Justice Blackburn said : " We think that the true rule of law is that the person who, for his own purposes, brings on his own land, and collects and keeps there, any thing likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it...
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The Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 19

Law - 1875
...Rylands\.Fletch•er (LR, 3 E. & I. App. 330), a case as to the damage resulting from the bursting of a reservoir. " The true rule of law is that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands, and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 16

Isaac Grant Thompson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1876
...English view is by BLACKBURN, J., who says, in Fletcher v. Ry lands, L. K,, 1 Ex 279, 280, 281, 282 : " We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands, and collects and keeps there, any thing likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in...
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Wrongs and Their Remedies: A Treatise on the Law of Torts, Volume 1

Charles Greenstreet Addison - Torts - 1876 - 1440 pages
...will lie against the owner of the higher mine(c) ; for a person who for his own purposes brings upon his land, and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, such as water or cattle, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence...
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A Treatise on the Law of Torts

Charles Greenstreet Addison - Electronic books - 1876
...57 Barb. (N. Y ) 204. . of the higher mine; (c) for aperson who for his own puiposes brings uport his land, and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, such as water or cattle, is prinoa facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence...
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The Law Reports : Exchequer Division: ... and in the Court of Appeal, Volume 2

Great Britain. High Court of Justice. Exchequer Division - Law reports, digests, etc - 1877
...was decided was thus laid down by Mr. Justice Blackburn in the Exchequer Chamber (3):—" We think the true rule of law is that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 20

Isaac Grant Thompson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1877
...land. The judgment was put on a general ground, for the court said : •' Wa Marshall v. Wehvood. think the true rule of law is, that the person who, for his own purposes, brings on his lands arid collects and keeps there any thing likely to do mischief, if it escapes, must keep it in...
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A Summary of the Law of Torts, Or, Wrongs Independent of Contract

Arthur Underhill - Torts - 1878 - 268 pages
...occasioning it. The House of Lords, however, held the defendant to be liable, on the ground that "a person who, for his own purposes, brings on his land,...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at Ms peril, and if he does not do so is prima facie responsible for all the damage which is the natural...
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A Treatise Upon the Law of Principal and Agent in Contract and Tort

William Evans - Agency (Law) - 1879 - 720 pages
...natural course. So in the well-known case of Fletcher v. Rylands (1), Mr. Justice Blackburn observed: "We think that the true rule of law is that the person...collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief, and it escapes, must keep it at his peril; and, if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for...
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