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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Canadian Class Action Invokes Rylands, Alternative Theories

A group of neighbors in Ontario have filed a class action against multiple parties for loss of property values due to water contamination.  The Timmins Daily Press reports plaintiffs allege defendants are ā€œliable in negligence, nuisance, trespass and pursuant to the doctrine of strict liability cited in Rylands versus Fletcher, a court case where a landowner was found liable for damages to another.ā€  The article actually discusses Rylands for several paragraphs.  The full story is here.


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