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2013-06-25 23:28:11

Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services Removes Wildlife From Homes and Businesses and Closes All Openings Where Wildlife May Enter Hartford, Connecticut (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Eliminate’Em Pest Control Services is now offering wildlife removal services to home and business owners in Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. “With Summer time brings a host of new wildlife control issues. Raccoons and squirrels are a big nuisance for homeowners especially for those who have chimneys....

2011-06-22 20:36:00

PRINCETON, Mo., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A jury in DeKalb County, Missouri today returned a verdict in favor of Premium Standard Farms (PSF) in a case in which the plaintiff alleged that odor from a PSF farm in Daviess County had created a nuisance that damaged his use and enjoyment of his farm. The case is the latest in a series of cases filed by out-of-state lawyers alleging nuisance against PSF and the second time in the last three trials that a jury has found that PSF did not...

2011-06-20 11:12:00

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, welcomes the decision today by the Supreme Court to resoundingly reject attempts to address greenhouse gas emissions through the use of common law "nuisance" lawsuits. In the case of American Electric Power Company v. State of Connecticut, the court appropriately reversed the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2(nd) Circuit that permitted this litigation to move...

2009-03-12 12:08:17

Authorities in Rochdale, England, said a couple's television and stereo system were seized after numerous noise complaints went unheeded. Council officials and police raided the home of Paul and Amanda Cregan and seized the couple's $3,449 TV and $620 music system, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. The officials said the noise making items were seized after neighbors repeatedly complained about the noise coming from the home even after a noise abatement order was issued in 2006, the...

2008-10-01 03:00:13

By Anonymous REVERSING an earlier decision that paint companies must pay for the clean-up of tens of thousands of homes contaminated with lead- based paint, the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled in July that the companies are not responsible for leadbased paint abatement. The ruling marked a blow to a public health victory that came last year, when Superior Court Judge Michael Silverstein ordered paint and pigment makers Sherman- Williams Company, NL Industries Inc. and Millennium Holdings...

2008-10-01 00:04:23

The prosecution against Patricia Hazelwood was carried out under the Environmental Protection Act 1990. It states that a so-called abatement notice can be issued when a local authority is satisfied that a nuisance exists, or is likely to occur or recur, in the area of the authority. These notices require the subject of the order to effectively stop being a public nuisance. The Act then states: "If a person on whom an abatement notice is served, without reasonable excuse, contravenes or...

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By Bruce Sinclair Carmarthenshire residents' right to complain about major construction projects could be ended under new planning proposals. The planned rules, set out in the 2008 Planning Bill, currently going through the House of Lords, could mean local councils would be powerless to intervene on the public's behalf. The UK-wide bill is an attempt to streamline decisions on large- scale infrastructure work through a proposed new body called the Infrastructure Planning Commission...

2008-08-19 15:00:51

Victims of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I., would receive $20 million under settlements with the state and town announced yesterday. The state and the town would each pay $10 million to settle the federal lawsuit. One hundred people died on the Feb. 20, 2003, when a rock band's pyrotechnic show set fire to the ceiling and walls at The Station concert site, reported the Providence Journal Tuesday. More than 200 others of the crowd of 458 people were injured. The...

2008-08-17 21:00:27

By Peter B Lord PROVIDENCE -- Three major corporations that won a dramatic state Supreme Court verdict last month, overturning a jury finding that they created a public nuisance by selling lead paints here, returned to court yesterday to convince a judge to force the state to compensate them for some of their costs during the nine-year legal battle. Specifically, the companies targeted the private Motley Rice law firm, which financed much of the state's case and stood to earn millions of...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.