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trespass

The unlawful interference with someone's personal or property rights. In a lawsuit, the property owner does not need to prove physical damage to the property in order to recover monetary damages,because the damage is to the exclusive ownership and possessory rights of the owner. However,modern courts do require some evidence that the trespass was intentional; older law did not differentiate between intentional and accidental trespass.In many states,the duty of care a property owner has to avoid unsafe conditions that might harm persons coming on the property is much less for a trespasser than for those who are invited.

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The most cost-effective and efficient methods of protecting premises from trespassers may be preventative measures such as employing private security teams and/or installing and using reinforced shutters to prevent access to the premises, as successfully dealing with protesters involves practical as well as legal measures.
this in itself seems to me to undermine Block's proposal, since it appears to introduce an arbitrary complication into the principle of non-aggression--after all, if evicting a trespasser is a right of every human being, and one should not be thought of as responsible for what happens to the trespasser after he is evicted, then why should the moral evaluation of the act of eviction depend on what eviction options are available and on which of them is applied to the trespasser?
Lynda Thompson added: "It came as a surprise that the over 25s are the most frequent trespassers.
But a whole new underground of organized trespassers are using the Internet to hide behind and communicate with each other about their exploits into abandoned buildings and sites.
Under the Lands for Life process enhanced management area (EMA) prohibits trespassers from entering onto the well-marked EMAs.
CHILDREN at play could be badly hurt this summer because adult trespassers are breaking down quarry fences.
It is believed trespassers set fire to rubbish in a room on the first floor of the unoccupied listed building about 8pm last night.
The fort was established in 1839 for monitoring lumbering activities on both rivers to keep out foreign trespassers.
Because of this, written warnings about the potential dangers faced by trespassers - electrocution for example - should always be accompanied by a graphic illustration showing the peril in picture form, Mr Smith said.
Nystrom explained that buying the Kyle Spring parcel would help him keep trespassers off his property.
The helicopter will spot trespassers on the tracks in an area where people regularly illegally walk over the train lines, often heading towards the coast.