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Nuisance-Animals Cases Summarized By Injury Lawyer

Fairfax Injury Lawyer Brien Roche Summarizes Nuisance-Animals Cases
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This page within Virginia Tort Case Law is a compilation of cases reported by the Virginia Supreme Court and summarized by Brien Roche dealing with the topic of Nuisance Animals. For more information on nuisance see the pages on Wikipedia.   

Nuisance-Animals: Cases

1961 Seaboard v. Richmond-Petersburg Tpk. Auth., 202 Va. 1029, 121 S.E.2d 499.

Plaintiff gave defendant easement for viaduct. Large numbers of pigeons roosted on structure and interfered with parking lot. Defendant agreed to indemnify plaintiff for all damages caused by maintenance and operation of structure. Pigeons are ferae naturae and defendant is not responsible for their trespass. Terms of indemnity agreement not sufficiently broad so as to impose such responsibility.

1946 Hastings v. Taylor, 185 Va. 13, 37 S.E.2d 767.

Defendant maintained several dogs which allegedly howled through most of night. Injunction sustained.

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