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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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A Treatise on the Law of Torts, Volume 1

Charles Greenstreet Addison - Electronic books - 1876
...collects and keeps there, anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, such as water or cattle, is prinoa facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape, although he has not been guilty of any negligence. (<f) The owner of one story of a house, however,...
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Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts: With Notes and ..., Volume 14

Nathaniel Cleveland Moak - Law reports, digests, etc - 1877
...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...himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff's default, or perhaps that the escape was the consequence of vis major, or Nichols v. Marsland....
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The Law Reports : Exchequer Division: ... and in the Court of Appeal, Volume 2

Great Britain. High Court of Justice. Exchequer Division - Law reports, digests, etc - 1877
...mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable fur all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape. He can excuse himself by shewing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff's default; or perhaps that the escape was the consequence...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 20

Isaac Grant Thompson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1877
...and collects and keeps there, any thing likely to do mischief if it escapes, is prima facie liable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape. Water is, in this respect, put in the same category with beasts wont to rove and do mischief, filth...
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Reports of Cases Decided by the English Courts: With Notes and ..., Volume 19

Nathaniel Cleveland Moak - Law reports, digests, etc - 1878
...mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable tor all the' damage which is the natural consequence of...himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff's default; or perhaps that the escape was the consequence of vis major, or the act of God...
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Reports of Cases Relating to Maritime Law: Containing All the ..., Volume 3

Law reports, digests, etc - 1878
...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. Fan-ant v. Barnes, 31 LJ 37, CP ; Fletcher v. Kylands, 13 LT Bep. NS 121 ; 14 LT Eep. NS 523 ; L. Bap....
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A Summary of the Law of Torts, Or, Wrongs Independent of Contract

Arthur Underhill - Torts - 1878 - 268 pages
...mischief if it escapes, must keep it at Ms peril, and if he does not do so is prima facie responsible for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." It therefore appears that the act which was not authorized by law was the allowing the water to escape,...
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The Law Times, Volume 66

Law - 1879
...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...himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff's default, or perhaps that the escape wag the consequence of vis major or the act of God."...
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A Treatise Upon the Law of Principal and Agent in Contract and Tort

William Evans - Agency (Law) - 1879 - 720 pages
...anything likely to do mischief, and 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 consequence of (i) Per Blackburn, J., in Mersey or not, provided it was out of the agents' Docks, &c. v. Gibbs, supra....
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Massachusetts Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 125

Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1879
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril ; and, if he does not do so, is pritnd 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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