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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 Torts: And the Legal Remedies for Their Redress

Sydney Hastings - Electronic books - 1885 - 455 pages
...to do mischtef tf it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and if he does not do so, is primd facic answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape, however careful he may have been, and whatever precaution he may have taken to prevent the damage (u)....
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Atlantic Reporter, Volume 28

Law reports, digests, etc - 1894
...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." LR l Exch. 265. In affirming the exchequer chamber, Lord Chancellor Cairns says: "The defendants, treating...
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A Manual of the Law of Torts, and of the Measure of Damages

Charles Collett - Damages - 1886 - 499 pages
...land and collects and keeps there anything, as water, likely to do mischief if it escapes, is primd facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape.3 But he will be excused by showing that the escape was the consequence of vis major or the...
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The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General ..., Volume 56

Isaac Grant Thompson - Law reports, digests, etc - 1887
...to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and if he does not do so, is primafade 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 n» major or the act of God;...
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Harvard Law Review, Volume 22

Electronic journals - 1909
...held in England that "a person who brings upon his land anything likely to do mischief if it escapes is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." Rylands v. Fletcher, LR 3 HL 330. This extraordinary liability does not extend to everything brought...
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Harvard Law Review, Volume 29

Electronic journals - 1916
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so, is primti facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." Blackburn, J., in Fletcher ». Rylands, LR i Ex. 265, 279 (1866). "My Lords, I concur with my noble...
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Harvard Law Review, Volume 30

Electronic journals - 1917
...liability, viz., "by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff's default," "or perhaps that escape was the consequence of vis major or the act of God." Nothing can be more general or sweeping than the word "anything" standing alone. Here it is qualified...
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A Selection of Leading Cases on Various Branches of the Law: With ..., Volume 1

John William Smith - Electronic books - 1888 - 2339 pages
...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 the act of God."]...
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A Digest of the Law of Uses and Profits of Land

Stephen Martin Leake - Real property - 1888 - 603 pages
...anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril ; and if he docs not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape "(r). So it is laid down that, " if any one by artificial erection on his own land causes water, even...
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The Weekly Reporter, Volume 36

Law reports, digests, etc - 1888
...person who bringe on his land a wild beast, or water, filth, or «tench, and allows it to escape) " can excuse himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff's default; or, perhaps, that the escape wae due to vu major or the act of God." Of course,...
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