It was cited in the case Burnie Port Authority v. General Jones Pty. Ltd. at the Supreme Court of Tasmania. When this case was taken to the High Court of Australia, the ignis suus rule was rejected as inappropriate for modern circumstances, had never been introduced into Australian law, and also on the basis it had been absorbed into the Rylands v. Fletcher principle, which was held to no longer be good law in Australia. Both ignis suus and the Rylands and Fletcher rule were found by the majority of the HCA in Burnie, as stated and led by Mason CJ, to be absorbed into the tort of negligence.
- Burnie Port Authority v General Jones Pty Ltd  HCA 13, (1994) 179 CLR 520; (1994) Aust Torts Reports 81-264; (1994) 120 ALR 42; (1994) 68 ALJR 331 (24 March 1994).
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