public nuisance


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public nuisance

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1. (Law) law an illegal act causing harm to members of a particular community rather than to any individual
2. informal a person who is generally considered objectionable
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Noun1.public nuisance - a nuisance that unreasonably interferes with a right that is common to the general public; "a public nuisance offends the public at large"
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 was indispensable to most public conveniences in those days, that they should be public nuisances likewise; and Fleet Market maintained the principle to admiration.
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set to go to trial July 15, 2013, ten California cities and counties ask the court to declare that lead paint in or on privately owned residential buildings within their jurisdictions is a public nuisance that requires extensive abatement.
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Melbourne, June 1 (ANI): Australian actress Tania Zaetta, best known for her roles in Bollywood films 'Bunty Aur Babli' and 'Salaam Namaste', has been cleared of public nuisance charges by Queensland police on a 400- dollar bail fee.
To address the problem of toxic ignorance, this Article proposes the recognition of a new type of public nuisance to compel chemical testing.
Six males in total were arrested in connection with the incidents and Shane Barras, 18, of Saint John's Road, Newcastle, has been charged with criminal damage, disorderly conduct and two counts of causing a public nuisance.
FAISALABAD -- As many as 50 persons including Chairman Sunni Ittehad Council (SIC) Sahibzada Hamid Raza, activists and workers of SIC have been booked by Kotwali police on charge of staging demonstration, creating riots, public nuisance, blocking roads, fighting with police, damaging shops, forcing shopkeepers for shutter down business activities etc.
However, Northumbria Police have written to Newcastle City Council to say that the plan, which could service alcohol to up to 405 people, would undermine their work to tackle crime, disorder and public nuisance as the area already suffers from a high level of alcohol-related crime incidents.
The decisions suggest a greater willingness to consider common law climate change claims and could result in an increase of public nuisance claims against large emitters of greenhouse gases.
Northamptonshire Police said the 55-year-old, from Tile Cross, had been charged with an offence of public nuisance under common law.