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" We think that the true rule of law is that the person who, for his own purposes, brings on his land 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... "
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by John Mews - 1898
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Oil in Nigeria: Conflict and Litigation Between Oil Companies and Village ...

Jedrzej George Frynas - Business & Economics - 2000 - 263 pages
...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...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 judgment...
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The Law of Watercourses

Joseph K. Angell - Law - 2000 - 424 pages
...that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there any thing 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 consequence of its escape. He can excuse...
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Cutting Green Tape: Toxic Pollutants, Environmental Regulation, and the Law

Richard L. Stroup, Roger E. Meiners - Law - 333 pages
...Blackburn stated, "We think that the true rule of law is that the person who for his own purposes brings on his land and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it at his peril, and if he does not do so, isprimafacie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...
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Pluralism and Law

International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. World Congress, International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy - Law - 2001 - 387 pages
...and finally it set up the principle -, 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 at his periL and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...
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Liability and Environment: Private and Public Law Aspects of Civil Liability ...

Lucas Bergkamp - Law - 2001 - 708 pages
...of Rylands v. Fletcher strict liability was imposed on "the person who, for his own purpose, brings on his land, and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes." Fletcher v. Rylands. 34 LJ Rep., NS, 177, 1866 LR Excheq. 265. In: Shulman H, James F, Gray OS. Cases...
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Law

Nicholas S. Timasheff - 2002 - 418 pages
...years. An authoritative court decided 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 at his peril, and if he does not do so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural...
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Dimensions of Private Law: Categories and Concepts in Anglo-American Legal ...

S. M. Waddams - Law - 2003 - 247 pages
...together several kinds of case, including the nuisance cases: the person who for his own purposes brings on his land and collects and keeps there anything...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...
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Die Struktur des Haftungsrechts: Geschichte, Theorie und Dogmatik ...

Nils Jansen - Law - 2003 - 703 pages
...Court of Exchequer Chamber 1866 [1861-1 873J All ER 1,7: „the person who for his own purposes brings on his land, and collects and keeps there anything...keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so, he is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of itsescape" (Blackburn...
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International Environmental Law and Policy in Africa

B. Chaytor, K.R. Gray - Law - 2003 - 362 pages
...remedy. 14 44 1cl Under the rule in Rylands v. Fletcher, "the person who for his own purpose brings on his land and collects and keeps there anything...escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does so, is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequences of its escape"....
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Modern Tort Law 6/e

Ms Vivienne Harpwood - Law - 2005 - 584 pages
...J: The person who, for his own purposes, brings onto his land and collects and keeps there something likely to do mischief if it escapes must keep it in at his peril and if he does not do so, he is prima facie liable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape. To this...
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