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Rylands v Fletcher Transco plc v Stockport Metropolitan BC [2003] UKHL 61 Facts Without negligence on the part of the defendant water escaped from a cracked pipe serving a tower block on the defendant’s land and seeped into the ground over a period of time. The amount of water that escaped was considerable and the nature of the defendants land was such that a large quantity of water flowed some distance from the block and percolated into an embankment that…

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