Jordeson v Sutton, Southcoates & Drypool Gas Co.
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This case illustrates the difficulties in drawing a
distinction between percolating water, and other liquids. The defendants
carried out works of excavation on their own land, and in doing so cut through
a stratum of quicksand, known as 'running silt', lying beneath their land and
also beneath the claimant's land....