public nuisance

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1. A public nuisance is said to exist in a building, structure, or premise: (a) if it is insufficiently cleaned, drained, lighted, or ventilated for the intended usage, (b) if it poses conditions detrimental to public health or dangerous to human life, and/or (c) if its air or water supplies are unwholesome.
2. A continuing legal wrong, usually committed by an owner or occupant of property on neighboring persons or property.
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(3) Recently, however, states and other governmental entities have either sought or been persuaded to retain private contingency counsel to pursue public nuisance claims.
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The Swahns eventually sought to nonsuit their public nuisance claim but the Hussains objected, as was their right, because they had a pending counterclaim.
The man, in his 20s, came down voluntarily from the 47m (154ft) bridge tower and was arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance. Highways England said it was deeply concerned and that "a person has put their life at serious risk".
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