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Collins v. Wayne Iron Works
Pennsylvania Supreme Court
227 Pa. 326 (1910)
Wayne Iron Works (defendant) operated a factory in a neighborhood. Wayne Iron Works used drills, power hammers, power chippers, riveting machines, and other tools and machines during its operations, including using all of those tools and machines outside and in buildings with open windows until late into the evening. Collins (plaintiff) lived in that neighborhood and filed a lawsuit alleging that the operations of the factory constituted a nuisance. The trial court agreed and entered an injunction requiring Wayne Iron Works to abate the nuisance and to refrain from further operations that would render nearby homes unfit for use and enjoyment as a residence. Wayne Iron Works appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Moschzisker, J.)
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