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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... "
A Treatise on the Law of Torts, Or, The Wrongs which Arise Independent of ... - Page 679
by Thomas McIntyre Cooley - 1888 - 899 pages
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The Law Journal for the Year 1832-1949: Comprising Reports of Cases in the ...

Law reports, digests, etc - 1872
...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 for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." It is added : "He can excuse himself by shewing that the escape wasowing to the plaintiffs' default."...
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The Law Times, Volume 46

Law - 1869
...it escapee must keep it u at his peril, and if he does not do so is prima facie answerable for all damage which is the natural consequence of its escape. He can excuse himself by showing that the escape wasowing to the plaintiff's default, or, perhaps, that the escape was the consequence of vit major...
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Michigan Reports: Cases Decided in the Supreme Court of Michigan, Volume 159

Michigan. Supreme Court, Randolph Manning, George C. Gibbs, Thomas McIntyre Cooley, Elijah W. Meddaugh, William Jennison, Hovey K. Clarke, Hoyt Post, Henry Allen Chaney, William Dudley Fuller, John Adams Brooks, Marquis B. Eaton, Herschel Bouton Lazell, James M. Reasoner, Richard W. Cooper - Law reports, digests, etc - 1910
...anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, to keep it in at his peril; and if he does not do so, he is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape. " Mechem on Agency, 747, and cases cited. These distinctions were considered in the cases above...
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The Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 10

Law - 1866
...anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and that if he does not he is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape. The person whose grass or corn is eaten down by the escaping cattle of his neighbour, or whose mine...
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THE LAW OF RAILWAYS: CORPORATIONS, EMINENT DOMAIN, CONTRACTS, COMMON ...

ISSAC F. REDFIELD, LL.D - 1867
...to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and that if he does not do so, he is primd facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...can excuse himself by showing that the escape was the consequence of vis major, or the act of God ; but, as nothing of the sort exists here, it is unnecessary...
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The Exchequer Reports: Reports of Cases Argued and ..., Volume 4; Volume 140

Great Britain. Court of Exchequer - Law reports, digests, etc - 1868
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so, is prinia facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape. The defendant made a reservoir for water on his land, and in the selection of the site and the planning...
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The Law of Railways: Embracing the Law of Corporations, Eminent ..., Volume 1

Isaac Fletcher Redfield - Railroad law - 1869
...thing l1kely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and that if he does not do so, he is prima facie answerable for all the damage which...can excuse himself by showing that the escape was the consequence of eis major, or the act of God ; but, as nothing of the sort exists here, it is unnecessary...
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Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to ...

Great Britain. Magistrates' cases - Justices of the peace - 1870
...do mischief, if it escapes must keep it in at his peril, and if he does not do so is /iriiiia far.it answerable for all the damage which is the natural...himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff's default, or, perhaps, that the escape was the consequence of DIS major or of the act of...
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Reports of All the Cases Decided by All the Superior Courts Relating to ...

Great Britain. Magistrates' cases - Justices of the peace - 1870
...likely to do niiichief, if it escapes must keep it in at his peril, and if he docs not do so is primd facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...consequence of its escape. He can excuse himself by showing tliat the escape was owing to the plaintiff's default, or, perhaps, that the escape was the consequence...
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Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volumes 125-126

Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1907
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril ; and, if he does not do so, is primd facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." This rule has been applied to dangerous animals; 1 Hale P. C. 430; Cox v. Burbridge, 13 CB (NS) 430;...
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