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attractive nuisance

property that is inherently dangerous and particularly enticing to children. For example, a swimming pool has a strong attraction to children and could lead to a liability judgment against the pool's owner. The owner must take all necessary steps to prevent accidents, such as building an adequate fence around the pool.

attractive nuisance

property that is inherently dangerous and particularly enticing to children. For example a swimming pool has a strong attraction to children and could lead to a liability judgment against the pool's owner. The owner must take all necessary steps to prevent accidents, such as building an adequate fence around the pool.

attractive nuisance

an appealing but potentially hazardous feature or characteristic of a piece of real estate that may lure trespassers who could suffer harm; in law, the owner of an attractive nuisance must take extraordinary precautions to avoid liability for harm to trespassers.

Example: Glen installs a swimming pool in his backyard. It can lure children to trespass and use it, potentially causing an injury or drowning. To avoid liability, Glen must install unusually high, secure, and/or screening fences to keep them out.

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