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Rylands v. Fletcher
Citation:L.R. 3 E. & I. App. 330 (1868)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Rylands v. Fletcher
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The Defendants’ constructed and maintained a reservoir on their land. Defendants and the contractors they hired were unaware of an issue with the subsoil, which caused the reservoir to break. Subsequently, water damaged the Plaintiff’s neighboring land. Plaintiff sued Defendants for the damage.
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