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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 “liable 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.”  The article actually discusses Rylands for several paragraphs.  The full story is here.


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