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nuisance

Anything that causes inconvenience, annoyance, or disturbance of normal physiology.
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To address this failing, I propose the recognition of a new type of public nuisance for the failure to test chemical substances.
W]e conclude that the state has not and cannot allege any set of facts to support its public nuisance claim that would establish that defendants interfered with a public right or that defendants were in control of the lead pigment they, or their predecessors, manufactured at the time it caused harm to Rhode Island children," Chief Justice Frank Williams wrote.
The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA), which filed an amicus brief with the Rhode Island Supreme Court in the state's public nuisance action against former lead pigment manufacturers (Rhode Island v.
In January 2008, the City of Cleveland filed a public nuisance suit against 21 major investment banks, including such venerable institutions as Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, alleging the banks irresponsibly bought and sold high interest loans, leading to a foreclosure crisis in Cleveland that has physically devastated neighborhoods.
The city attorney plans to file more public nuisance lawsuits in the coming months, including cases targeting gang headquarters in the San Fernando Valley.
The council's environment service said a late license would lead to public nuisance.
He is also charged with conspiracy to cause a public nuisance by use of poisons and or explosives to cause disruption, fear or injury.
Environmental campaigners caused a public nuisance by staging a two-day protest on board a cargo ship, Cardiff Crown Court has heard.
TWO Merseyside Fathers 4 Justice campaigners appeared before Blackpool magistrates accused of causing a public nuisance by climbing the resort's Big One roller coaster to publicise their cause.
IN AN OMINOUS SIGN FOR THE PAINT INDUSTRY, a Wisconsin appeals court ruled in November that lead paint companies must face a jury trial on the question of whether they posed a public nuisance by selling and promoting lead pigment and lead paint when they knew it to be hazardous.
A kosher food merchant whose whimsical Jewish joke landed him with a criminal conviction for causing a public nuisance was cleared by the Law Lords.