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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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The Law of Torts

John Frederic Clerk, William Harry Barber Lindsell, Thomas Hollis Walker - Torts - 1896 - 733 pages
...Cp. Gdet v. Walker, 24 (c) LR 1 Ex. 265 ; LR 3 HL QBD 656. As to which see above, 330. p. 367. CT BB the natural consequence of its escape. He can excuse...or perhaps that the escape was the consequence of ģis major, or the act of God The general rule, as above stated, seems on principle just. The person...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Ohio Circuit Courts ..., Volume 12

William John Tossell - Law reports, digests, etc - 1902
...he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the Harrison Circuit Court. natural consequence of its escape. He can excuse himself...showing that the escape was owing to the plaintiff's delault ; or perhaps that the escape was the consequence of vis major, or the act of God ; but as nothing...
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The American and English Encyclopedia of Law, Volume 1

James Cockcroft, David Shephard Garland, Lucius Polk McGehee, Charles Porterfield - Law - 1896
...his lands 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." This doctrine was repudiated in Losee v. Buchanan, 51 NY 476, 10 Am. Rep. 623, where it was. held that...
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Elements of the Law of Torts for the Use of Students

Melville Madison Bigelow - Torts - 1896 - 416 pages
...Richards, 7 HL Cas. 849. there at his peril ; and if he does not, he will be answerable, prima facie, for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape ; and this however careful he may have been, and whatever precautions he may have taken to prevent...
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Engineering and Architectural Jurisprudence: A Presentation of the Law of ...

John Cassan Wait - Architects - 1897 - 905 pages
...anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, to confine it at his peril. If he does not do so, he is pruna facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." ' This distinction has been stated in a recent case as follows: " If the work to be done is committed...
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Engineering and Architectural Jurisprudence: A Presentation of the Law of ...

John Cassan Wait - Architects - 1897 - 905 pages
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, to confine it at his peril. If he does not do so, he is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." ' This distinction has been stated in a recent case as follows: " If the work to be done is committed...
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The Legal News, Volume 2

James Kirby - Law - 1897
...likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril ; and if he does not do so, is jrrinia facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape." This statement of the law was cited and approved of in the judgment of the House of Lords in the same...
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A Treatise on the American Law Relating to Mines and Mineral Lands ..., Volume 2

Curtis Holbrook Lindley - Mining law - 1897
...likely to do mischief if 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 its escape. . . . The person whose grass or corn is eaten down by the escaping cattle of his neighbor, or whose...
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The Law of Petroleum and Natural Gas: With Forms

George Bryan - Natural gas - 1898 - 521 pages
...keep it in at his peril, and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage that is the natural consequence of its escape. He can excuse himself by showing that the escape was owing to plaintiffs default ; or, perhaps, that the escape was the consequence of a vis major, or the act of...
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Financing International Projects

A. D. F. Price - Business & Economics - 1995 - 138 pages
...do mischief if it escapes must keep it at his or her peril and if he or she does not do so is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape". 10.4.5 Breach of statutory duty In construction especially, there are a number of rules laid down in...
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