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Nuisance

The use of property in such a way that it violates another property owner's expectation of an orderly living environment. For example, a person may refrain from mowing his lawn for so long that field mice infest his yard. This may be a nuisance if the field mice wander over to the neighbors' yards.

nuisance

An activity that arises from the unreasonable, unwarranted, or unlawful use of one's own property resulting in an obstruction or injury to another property owner or to the public and producing such material annoyance, inconvenience, and discomfort that the law will presume resulting damage.It may consist of noise,smoke,odors,pollution,vibration,interference with rights of passage, maintaining an offensive business, discharge of water, or maintaining a building in a manner that makes it unsafe for others because of falling debris or because of rats or vermin.(Do not confuse with attractive nuisance, a theory of negligence liability for maintaining features attractive to children but likely to harm them.)

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We conclude that each concert that is alleged to be a nuisance constitutes a separate event for purposes of filing a written notice of injury.
The Hussains denied the allegations and filed a counterclaim for common law trespass, alleging the Swahns illegally entered their townhouse "to spy on them in order to bolster their nuisance claims." They asked for $600,000 in compensatory and punitive damages.
City data shows the nuisance ordinance might be having an effect, with a 42-percent reduction in public intoxication violations and a 60-percent reduction in disorderly conduct citations from 2017 to 2018, officials said.
His proposal also aims to fine nuisance candidates P50,000 for placing the election process in disrepute, cause confusion among voters due to similarity in candidates' names or any other circumstances which demonstrate that the candidate has no bona fide intention to run for office.
Road traffic provides traffic on roads with a maximum speed of 50 kilometers per hour, mopeds and scooters for most noise nuisance. Neighboring noise is mainly caused by climbing stairs, hitting doors, walking on hard floors and noise that neighbors make outside.
He said: "The Government must seize this opportunity and act swiftly to deliver on its promise to stamp out dodgy practices and make sure that those responsible for making nuisance calls can no longer evade justice and skip fines."
The UK data watchdog revealed last week it had recovered just over half (54 per cent) of the [pounds sterling]17.8 million in fines issued for nuisance calls since 2010, as companies go into liquidation to avoid big penalties.
No one whoever they are should have to put up with nuisance and hate calls or emails.
The ICO revealed last week that it had recovered more than half (54%) of the PS17.8m in fines issued for nuisance calls since 2010.
Standards officers to hold a drop-in surgery on nuisance calls in Bridge of Allan.