The Cornell University Law School's Legal Information Institute states that a public nuisance transpires when a person unreasonably inhibits a right shared by the general public, while a private nuisance occurs when a plaintiff's use and satisfaction of private property is affected greatly and unreasonably through a thing or action. Courts may grant damages and prohibit further activity by the offender for either type of transgression.Know More
The National Paralegal College offers examples of public and private nuisance cases. One example of a private nuisance involves a company which builds a tannery. A neighbor who owns his own property can smell the foul odor of the tannery from his home. This can be a viable action for nuisance against the company. The company is affecting the use and enjoyment of the plaintiff's property, and the odor is a substantial and unreasonable interference with the homeowner's enjoyment.
An example of a public nuisance from the National Paralegal College involves an oil tanker which causes a massive oil spill, damaging miles of coastline. Consequently, public beaches are unusable to the public. A windsurfing instructor at one of the beaches can no longer conduct his business because of the oil spill and subsequent beach closures. The instructor can request legal remedy against the company because of his business losses attributed to the public nuisance caused by the company.Learn more about Law
The TM symbol is used to show that the entity using the name claims a right to it and is governed at most local, state and foreign levels, while the R symbol shows that the name being used has been registered with and approved to carry the federal trademark registration. The R symbol may not be used while the registration is pending; it may only be used once the process is completed.Full Answer >
When selected for jury duty a person cannot be fired from their job due to absenteeism, a juror has the right to accommodations for disabilities or other health issues while serving and the right to reschedule service dates if there is a medical procedure, travel plans or care issue for a child or elderly person. There are options to be excused from jury duty, but these are difficult to obtain.Full Answer >
Squatter's rights refers to the right of a person to legally use an unoccupied property in the absence of attempts by the owner to evict the squatter. Over time, depending on the respective state laws, the squatter can gain the title to the property, according to US Legal.Full Answer >
Four matters infringe upon the right to privacy: unreasonable interference with the seclusion of another person, appropriation of an individual's name or likeliness, unreasonable disclosure of private matters and publicity that places an individual in a false light. The violation must be reasonable enough to hold liability, and the four matters can overlap.Full Answer >