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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 American and English Encyclopedia of Law, Volume 1

David Shephard Garland, James Cockcroft, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield - Law - 1896
...caused. Fletcher v. Rylands, L .R. I Exch. 265, affirmed \n LR 3 HL 330. 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 anything likely to do mischief if it escapes * * * is prima facie...
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A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands ..., Volume 2

Curtis Holbrook Lindley - Mineral lands - 1897 - 1526 pages
...discharge was not caused by his fault or negligence. Said Justice Blackburn : — " We think that the rule of law is, that the person who, for his own purposes,...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...
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The Legal News, Volume 2

James Kirby - Law - 1897
...Chamber, in Fletcher v.Rylands, U WR 799, at p. 801, LR, l Ex. 265, at p. 27У, where it is 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 in...
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The Law of Torts: A Treatise on the Principles of Obligations Arising from ...

Frederick Pollock - Torts - 1897 - 659 pages
...escape arising from any latent defect which ordinary prudence and skill could not detect. . . . " AYe 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...
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The Western Reserve Law Journal, Volume 5

Law - 1900
...is cited in support of the Court's decision. In that case Mr. Justice Blackburn held the rule to be "that the person who for his own purposes brings on...there anything likely to do mischief, if it escapes, mu.it keep it in at his peril." The doctrine involved in the decision of the principal case confirms...
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The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value ..., Volume 71

Abraham Clark Freeman - Law reports, digests, etc - 1900
...330. In the exchequer chamber, Justice Blackburn, in giving judgment, employed the following language: "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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Lawyers' Reports Annotated, Book 52

Law reports, digests, etc - 1901
...merely a duty to take all reasonable and prudent precautions, in order to keep it in, but no more. . . . 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 escapee, must keep it in at...
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The Canadian Law Times, Volume 20

Canada - 1901
...265, in support of this contention. This case decides that one who, for his own purposes, brings upon his land and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief, if it escapes, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape. By the...
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The Law Relating to Waters, Sea, Tidal, and Inland: Including Rights and ...

Henry John Wastell Coulson, Urquhart Atwell Forbes - Collisions at sea - 1902 - 736 pages
...Court of Exchequer Chamber, where he states the "opinion of that Court as to the law in these words: 'We "'think that the true rule of law is, that the...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep " ' it at his peril ; and if he does not do so, is prima facie answer'"able for all the damage which is ths...
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International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for ..., Volume 31

Agriculture - 1903
...refuted the claim of the owner, that the contractor was alone responsible, by saying: "The general rule of law is that the person who, for his own purposes,...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril; and if he docs not do so is, prima facie,* answerable for all the damage which is the...
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