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Leading Cases in the Common Law$
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A. W. Brian Simpson

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198262992

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.001.0001

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The Timeless Principles of the Common Law: Keeble v. Hickeringill (1707)

The Timeless Principles of the Common Law: Keeble v. Hickeringill (1707)

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(p.45) 3 The Timeless Principles of the Common Law: Keeble v. Hickeringill (1707)
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Leading Cases in the Common Law
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A. W. Brian Simpson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262992.003.0003

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

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