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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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Equal Justice

Edward C Halbach Jr Professor of Law Eric Rakowski, Eric Rakowski - Distributive justice - 1991 - 385 pages
...liability and two corresponding rules. Justice Blackburn, writing in the Exchequer Chamber, asserted that "the true rule of law is that the person who...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 Knowledge and Analogy: Fragments of Legal Epistemology, Hermeneutics ...

Patrick Nerhot - Philosophy - 1990 - 243 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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The Common Law

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Political Science - 1991 - 422 pages
...animals, and in the derivative principle of Rylands v. Fletcher,5 that when a person brings on his lands, and collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, he must keep it in at his peril ;. and, if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the...
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Les bases du droit anglais: textes, vocabulaire et exercices

Christian Bouscaren, Rosalind Greenstein, Alexandre Cordahi - English language - 1993 - 520 pages
...summed up in the words of Lord Blackburn - '... a 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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The Irish Law Times and Solicitors' Journal, Volume 37

Law - 1903
...well-known case of llylands v, Fletcher, LE 3 HL 330. It will be remembered that it was there decided that a person who, for his own purposes, brings on his land...there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, he must keep it in at his peril, and if he does not do so he is prima facie liable for all the damage...
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Financing International Projects

A. D. F. Price - Business & Economics - 1995 - 138 pages
...responsible because the court ruled that "any person who for his own purposes brings on his or her lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes must keep it at his or her peril and if he or she does not do so is prima facie answerable for all the damage which...
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Environmental Protection: Text and Materials

Sue Elworthy, Jane Holder - Law - 1997 - 489 pages
...Lordships that there is a similar prerequisite of recovery of damages under the rule in Rylands v Fletcher. '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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Studies on Kumaun Himalaya

N. C. Dhoundiyal - Kamaun (India) - 1997 - 208 pages
...The rule as laid down in the case of Rylands v. Fletcher11, speaks as "person who for his own purpose brings on his land and collects and keeps there anything likely to be a mischief of its escapes, must keep it at his peril, and if he does not do so is prima facie answerable...
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Contaminated Land: Problems and Solutions, Second Edition

Griselda Pollock - Architecture - 1998 - 392 pages
...strict (ie no fault) liability and therefore warrants special attention. The rule was stated thus: The person who for his own purposes brings on his...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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Common Law Tort & Contract

Thomas Lundmark - Law - 1998 - 200 pages
...reversed and the House of Lords affirmed, adopting the rationale of Blackburn J. from his opinion for the Exchequer Chamber: We think that the true rule...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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