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Nuisance

Definition - What does Nuisance mean?

Nuisance refers to a civil cause of action in the United States. A nuisance claim is brought by a plaintiff (usually a real property owner) against a defendant who is generally doing something that causes irritation, trouble, or harm to the plaintiff's right to reasonable enjoyment of their real property.

Justipedia explains Nuisance

Nuisance law is broken into two general categories: public nuisance which entails an interference with the real property rights of the general public and private nuisance which entails an interference with the real property rights of a private landowner. An example of a public nuisance would be if a public manufacturing company emitted toxic waste into a city's water supply. An example of a private nuisance would be if a person's neighbor was playing music at a high decibel.

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