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Rylands v Fletcher
Introduction
The rule in Rylands v Fletcher is a separate tort that grew out of the tort of nuisance.
This rule makes a person liable for things that escape from his land and cause damage to others.
o Rylands v Fletcher ­ D owned a water mill.…

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D) If it escapes
The thing must escape and cause damage on the land of another. If the damage occurs on the defendant's
land, the claim will fail.
o Read v Lyons - a weapons inspector was injured when a shell exploded while she was visiting the
munitions factory. Her…

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