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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 Relating to Waters, Sea, Tidal, and Inland

Henry John Wastell Coulson, Urquhart Atwell Forbes - Collisions at sea - 1880 - 748 pages
...to do mischief if it " ' escapes, must keep it 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.1 He can excuse " ' himself by showing that the escape was owing to the " ' plaintiff's default...
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The Honours Examination Digest: Comprising All the Questions in Convenancing ...

John Frederick Haynes, Thomas A. Nelham - Law examinations - 1883 - 409 pages
...mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril; and if ho does not do so, is primd facie responsible for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." The case was, therefore, not decided on the ground of any negligence of the defendant. It was lawful...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 149

Law reports, digests, etc - 1915
...anything likely to do mischief if it escapes must keep it at his own 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 the act of God."...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 110

Law reports, digests, etc - 1910
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his own peril ; and if he does not do so, is pruna 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 was the consequence of vis major, or the act of...
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The Pacific Reporter, Volume 51

Law reports, digests, etc - 1898
...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." Nor Is the rule different l>ecause the encroachment was not upon the land of the defendant in error....
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A Digest of the Reported Decisions of the Courts of Common Law ..., Volume 5

John Mews - Law reports, digests, etc - 1884
...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, however careful he may have been, and whatever precautions he may have taken to prevent the damage....
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Principles of the Law of Torts

Francis Taylor Piggott - Torts - 1885 - 416 pages
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so, is pi-imd facie answerable for 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 Northeastern Reporter, Volume 97

Law reports, digests, etc - 1912
...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." The complaint does not charge, nor is it claimed that appellee is guilty of, any negligence, unskillCulness,...
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The Manitoba Law Journal, Volume 2

Law - 1885
...the defendant has acted with due care and caution, but whether his acts have occasioned the damage. He can excuse himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiffs fault ; or, perhaps, that the escape was the consequence of vis major or the act of God." Per Lord...
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The Duty & Liability of Employers as Well to the Public as to Servants and ...

Sir Walworth Howland Roberts, George Wallace - Employers' liability - 1885 - 551 pages
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril ; and if he does not do BO, is priinu facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape But for his act in bringing it there no mischief could have accrued, and it seems but just that he...
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