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Fletcher v. Rylands
Citation:L.R. 1 Exch. 265 (1866)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Rylands v. Fletcher
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Plaintiff owned and operated a number of underground coal mines. Defendant built a reservoir on top of one of plaintiff’s old mines. However, defendant did not know about this when the reservoir was under construction. After the reservoir was completed, the water broke through the filled-in shaft of the mine and flooded and flooded into plaintiff’s mine.
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