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60-908. Abatement of common nuisance. A private party may enjoin the continuance of a common nuisance affecting his or her personal rights, and in addition thereto, an injunction may be granted in the name of the state to suppress the keeping or maintenance thereof. The petition may be verified on information and belief, and such an action may be brought either by the attorney general, or by a county attorney for enjoining such a nuisance within his or her county, or by a city attorney for enjoining such a nuisance within his or her city.

History: L. 1963, ch. 303, 60-908; January 1, 1964.

Source or prior law:

G.S. 1868, ch. 80, § 253; L. 1885, ch. 153, § 1; L. 1905, ch. 334, § 1; L. 1909, ch. 182, § 265; L. 1917, ch. 247, § 1; R.S. 1923, 60-1121.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

Power of attorney general to enjoin the continuance of a common nuisance discussed in "Legal Muscle for the Fight Against Pollution," 9 W.L.J. 342, 363, 365 (1970).

Use of injunction as civil remedy against obscenity discussed, Stan N. Wilkins, 12 W.L.J. 185, 197, 198, 199 (1973).

"Kansas Water Rights: More Recent Developments," Arno Windscheffel, 47 J.B.A.K. 217, 222 (1978).

"Regulatory Takings after Lucas: The Kansas Nuisance Exception," Stephen P. Chinn and Neil R. Shortlidge, 62 J.K.B.A. No. 9, 28, 38 (1993).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

Prior law cases, see G.S. 1949, 60-1121 and the 1961 Supp. thereto.


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