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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... "
The Pacific Reporter - Page 80
1910
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A Treatise Upon the Law of Principal and Agent in Contract and Tort

William Evans - Agency (Law) - 1879 - 720 pages
...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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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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A Treatise on the Law of Waters: Including Riparian Rights, and Public and ...

John Melville Gould - Riparian rights - 1883 - 870 pages
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and if he does not do so, \& prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiffs default ; or, perhaps, that the escape was the consequence of vis major, or the act of God...
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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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A Digest of the Reported Decisions of the Courts of Common Law ..., Volume 5

John Mews - Law reports, digests, etc - 1884
...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 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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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."...
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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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The Law Quarterly Review, Volume 2

Frederick Pollock - Law - 1886
...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...himself by showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiffs default ; or perhaps that the escape was the consequence of vis major, or the act of God...
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