Discuss five exceptions to the rule in Ryland’s v. Fletcher
Five exceptions to the rule in Ryland v. Fletcher
- The escape was caused by an act of God.
- The escape of the thing was caused by the plaintiff himself. The defendant is not liable since the plaintiff brought about his own suffering.
- The accumulation or bringing of the thing was through the consent of the plaintiff.
- Statutory authority: The thing was brought into the land by requirement of an Act of Parliament.
- Contributory negligence: if the plaintiff was also to blame for the escape