Tellingly, the plaintiffs' suit seeks extensive abatement of lead paint, including removal and replacement of all doors and windows with lead paint, declaring it a public nuisance
, yet specifically exempts their own public buildings, including schools, their lead water pipes, roads, incinerators, and parks from the requirement for abatement.
Originating in common law criminal prosecutions by the King to address encroachments upon the royal domain, public nuisance
is more commonly a source of civil tort liability today.
The court drew a distinction between lead poisoning of individual children in their homes and the "traditional" understanding of a public nuisance
Interestingly, the public nuisance
theory has almost always failed in the courts.
The 16-year-old is charged with conspiracy to murder person or persons unknown and conspiracy to cause a public nuisance
by use of poisons and or explosives to cause disruption, fear or injury.
Yesterday, 10 men and three women all denied a public nuisance
charge at Cardiff Crown Court.
They deny causing a public nuisance
by climbing The Big One and aggravated trespass and were bailed to January 19 for a committal hearing.
But the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled that NL Industries (formerly National Lead) and Mautz Paint (now owned by Sherwin-Williams), must face a jury trial on whether lead paint posed a public nuisance
to the people of Milwaukee.
Mr Goldstein, backed by his old friend, who said he would have recognised the salt as a joke if he had received it, denied the common law offence of public nuisance
Ten men and three women all deny a public nuisance
charge at Cardiff Crown Court
A DAD who dressed up as Spiderman and climbed a 145ft crane in a six-day protest costing the taxpayer pounds 50million was yesterday cleared of causing a public nuisance
In a major setback for victims' advocates last fall, a Rhode Island judge declared a mistrial after the jury could not agree that the paint was a public nuisance
for continuing to poison the state's children (despite evidence of elevated blood lead levels in some children).