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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 Theory and Principles of Tort Law

Thomas A. Street - Law - 1999 - 500 pages
...damage done by dangerous animate creatures was followed, and the doctrine was broadly laid down that one who for his own purposes brings on his land and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief must keep it at his peril and is answerable for all damage which is the natural consequence of its...
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Cutting Green Tape: Toxic Pollutants, Environmental Regulation, and the Law

Richard L. Stroup, Roger E. Meiners - Law - 333 pages
...shafts of abandoned mines and flowed into adjoining mines causing damage. Justice Blackburn stated, "We think that the true rule of law is that the person...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and if he does not do so, isprimafacie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...
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Oil in Nigeria: Conflict and Litigation Between Oil Companies and Village ...

Jedrzej George Frynas - Business & Economics - 2000 - 263 pages
...rule was expressed by the British House of Lords in Rylands v. Fletcher (1868) LR 3 HL 330 as follows: 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...
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The Law of Watercourses

Joseph K. Angell - Law - 2000 - 424 pages
...the mischief complained of. Judgment was rendered for the plaintiff. 1 Blackburn J. 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 any thing likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at...
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Liability and Environment: Private and Public Law Aspects of Civil Liability ...

Lucas Bergkamp - Law - 2001 - 708 pages
...famous case of Rylands v. Fletcher strict liability was imposed on "the person who, for his own purpose, brings on his land, and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes." Fletcher v. Rylands. 34 LJ Rep., NS, 177, 1866 LR Excheq. 265. In: Shulman H, James F, Gray OS. Cases...
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Law

Nicholas S. Timasheff - 2002 - 418 pages
...years. An authoritative court decided 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 peril, and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...
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Pluralism and Law

International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. World Congress, International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy - Law - 2001 - 387 pages
...and finally it set up the principle -, 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 periL and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...
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Legal Aspects of Gene Technology

Brian Cain - Biotechnology - 2003 - 247 pages
...so-called rule in Rylands v Fletcher** states that a: "person who for his own purposes brings onto his land and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and, if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all damage which is the natural...
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The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law: Property, Rights and Nature

Sean Coyle, Karen Morrow - Law - 2004 - 228 pages
...negligent.47 Blackburn J originally formulated the test for liability under these circumstances as follows: the true rule of law is that the person who, for his own purposes, brings on his land and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must do so at his peril, and, if he does...
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Public Interest Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Jona Razzaque - Law - 2004 - 502 pages
...802. 156 1868 (19) LT 220: A person who for his own purpose brings onto his land and collects and keep there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes must keep it at his peril, and, if he fails to do so, is prima facie liable to compensate for the damage caused....
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