How to get our nuisances under control to avoid a lawsuit

Norton Hammersley Firm News, Litigation

Derrick Maginness of our Trial Practice & Dispute Resolution Group presented to the C.A.N Clearwater Network in March to discuss how to get our nuisances under control so that they don’t lead to a lawsuit!

Lawsuits invoking the law of nuisance typically involve neighbors suing their neighbors or a public official suing a property owner for the benefit of the general public. By bringing suit, the plaintiff usually seeks to control or limit the use of the land owned by the defendant.

There are two basic types of nuisance suits. These are private and public nuisance actions. A private nuisance means there has been a loss of the use or enjoyment of property without an actual physical invasion of that property. An action for a physical invasion of property is known as a trespass action. A public nuisance is one that has more far reaching effects. It has the ability to affect the health, safety, welfare, or comfort of the public in general.
Norton Hammersley’s trial practice and dispute-resolution group represents local, regional, national and international clients including real-estate developers, large corporations, insurance companies, contractors, financial institutions, small businesses and individuals.

Our Sarasota Business Litigation Attorney practice can handle complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, construction litigation, real-property matters, estate and trust disputes, probate litigation, property-tax disputes, creditors’ rights litigation and lending law matters. We offer significant experience and skill in all aspects of dispute resolution, including negotiations, pre-suit resolution, mediation, trial, arbitration and appeals in all Florida state and federal courts.

Our attorneys utilize state of the art technology and well-trained paralegals to efficiently work through difficult multi-party matters and complex claims to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
For more information on Norton Hammersley’s trial practice and dispute-resolution services, please contact one of the firm’s Business Litigation Attorney: J. Derrick Maginness or Philip N. Hammersley