attractive nuisance

attractive nuisance
attractive nuisance see nuisance

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

attractive nuisance
A doctrine in tort law that a person who keeps something on his or her property that is likely both to attract children and be a danger to them (such as a swimming pool) is under a duty to protect the children from the dangers (as by fencing in the pool).

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

attractive nuisance
Something on a piece of property that attracts children but also endangers their safety. For example, unfenced swimming pools, open pits, farm equipment, and abandoned refrigerators have all qualified as attractive nuisances. Landowners have a duty to keep their property free of attractive nuisances.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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