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(p. 501) Part VI Stricter Forms of Liability (p. 502)  

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date: 19 June 2019

This chapter examines the rule in Rylands v. Fletcher, that anyone who in the course of ‘non-natural’ use of his land ‘accumulates’ thereon for his own purposes anything likely to do mischief if it escapes is answerable for all direct damage thereby caused. The discussions cover the requirements of liability; controlling mechanisms in Rylands v. Fletcher; what and whose interests are protected by the rule; Rylands v. Fletcher and nuisance; and Rylands v. Fletcher and the future of strict liability in general.

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