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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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Climate Change Damage And International Law: Prevention Duties And State ...

Roda Verheyen - Law - 2005 - 406 pages
...(unsuspected) mineshafts under his land, into the mines of the plaintiff), the rule evolving from it 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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An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law: Readings, Cases ...

James Gordley, Arthur Taylor von Mehren - Law - 2006 - 581 pages
...activities THE GENERAL PRINCIPLE English law Fletcher v. Rylands, (1866) LR 1 Ex. 265 Blackburn, J. "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 Commercial Manager: The Complete Handbook for Commercial Directors and ...

Tim Boyce, Cathy Lake - Business & Economics - 2007 - 347 pages
...dates from 1866!) it was laid down that 'a person who for his own purposes brings on his lands ... 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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The Idea of Authorship in Copyright

Lior Zemer - Philosophy - 2007 - 270 pages
...Fletcher, it is possible to deny an owner some use of his land if that use causes harm to his neighbours: 'the person who for his own purposes brings on his...anything likely to do mischief if it escapes must keep it at his peril.' Blackburn J in Rylands v Fletcher [1966] Exch 265, 279. 1 1 1 Taplin v Jones ( 1 865)...
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International Product Liability [2007]

Christian Campbell - Law - 2007 - 568 pages
...rule in Rylands v Fletcher2 ' establishes strict liability in certain situations. Blackburn J said: 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 at his...
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