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<i>The Timeless Principles of the Common Law:</i> Keeble <i>v</i>. Hickeringill (<i>1707</i>)

A. W. Brian Simpson

in Leading Cases in the Common Law

Published in print September 1996 | ISBN: 9780198262992
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682438 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.003.0003
The Timeless Principles of the Common Law: Keeble v. Hickeringill (1707)

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This chapter discusses the case of Keeble v. Hickeringill. The case involved an action for damages for frightening ducks. Although the case is still an authority of some importance in English law, its true home is now the United States, where it features very prominently in the teaching of both the law of property and the law of torts through the case method of instruction.

Keywords: Keeble v. Hickeringill; law of property; law of torts; common law

Chapter.  17068 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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