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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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Legal Aspects of Gene Technology

Brian Cain - Biotechnology - 2003 - 247 pages
...so-called rule in Rylands v Fletcher** states that a: "person who for his own purposes brings onto 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, is prima facie answerable for all damage which is the natural...
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Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law

Susan Wolf, Neil Stanley - Law - 2003 - 576 pages
...example, to prevent the recurrence of tipping. 11.13 THE RULE IN RYLANDS v FLETCHER 11.13.1 Definition 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 case...
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Binnenmarkt, Privatrecht und europäische Identität: eine historische und ...

Nils Jansen - Law - 2004 - 111 pages
...of Exchequer Chamber [1861-1873] All ER 1, 7 (1866): „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 consequencc of its escape" (Blackburn...
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The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law: Property, Rights and Nature

Sean Coyle, Karen Morrow - Law - 2004 - 228 pages
...circumstances as follows: the true rule of law is that the person who, for his own purposes, brings on his land and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must do so at his peril, and, if he does not do so, he is prima facie answerable for all damage which is...
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Public Interest Environmental Litigation in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh

Jona Razzaque - Law - 2004 - 502 pages
...802. 156 1868 (19) LT 220: A person who for his own purpose brings onto his land and collects and keep there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes must keep it at his peril, and, if he fails to do so, is prima facie liable to compensate for the damage caused....
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Understanding Tort Law

Carol Harlow - Human rights - 2005 - 194 pages
...Exchequer Chamber, stated the "true rule of law" to be: "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 its escape." Affirming...
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Climate Change Damage And International Law: Prevention Duties And State ...

Roda Verheyen - Law - 2005 - 406 pages
...plaintiff), the rule evolving from it is that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do...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. Note however,...
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The Cambridge Companion to Hayek

Edward Feser - Philosophy - 2006
...Fletcher, for example, which tells us that "the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do...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." But it is...
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An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law: Readings, Cases ...

James Gordley, Arthur Taylor von Mehren - Law - 2006 - 581 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...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. He can excuse...
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Crop Spraying and the Health of Residents and Bystanders

Great Britain. Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, Tom Blundell - Nature - 2007 - 182 pages
...the rule in Rylands v Fletcher provides 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. 4.9. Like...
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