attractive nuisance


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Noun1.attractive nuisance - anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harmattractive nuisance - anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm; "their swimming pool is an attractive nuisance; they should fence it in"
nuisance - (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
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It almost sounds like this was an attractive nuisance, and it's not surprising that adventure-seeking kids would visit the property.
Pointing at the railroad tracks, Solana Beach resident Jim Nelson, said : "It's beyond an attractive nuisance, it's an unbelievable hazard.
After the ceremony, the bride's parents hosted a reception at the historic Grass Lawn in Gulfport Guests dined on coastal favorites from Catering Creations and were entertained by the Attractive Nuisance band and DJ Paul Lee.
16c, taken together, state all elements of the attractive nuisance doctrine.
Dennis the Menace's neighbor Margaret is cute and bothersome, but she's not exactly the sort of attractive nuisance we have to worry about here.
Until you agree to being the one to pay for any expense incurred, you have no right to place anything on public property, especially something that is considered by many to be only an attractive nuisance.
Miles, author of Qualitative Data, an Attractive Nuisance, Bowman is a "soft-nosed positivist," with one foot planted in the scientific methods and traditions of his training and the other equally firmly rooted in the murkier philosophical questions of meaning.
There appears to be no mention of attractive nuisance in the economics analysis of law literature, other than a passing comment by Landes and Posner (1987, 95-96):
Because water is generally regarded as an attractive nuisance, and most accidents occurring in the aquatic environment are preventable, aquatic accidents are often the subject of lawsuits, sometimes resulting in large financial awards as a result of negligence.
These facilities store the wastewater in large evaporation ponds that are an even greater attractive nuisance for birds and other wildlife.
A third exception is known as the attractive nuisance exception, in which a situation is deemed so attractive to children that it invites their trespass.