As we reported just before Christmas, in a case before the Irish High Court, German wind turbine manufacturer, Enercon conceded liability in noise nuisance in a claim pursued by 7 families whose lives and livelihoods have been thoroughly and mercilessly destroyed by incessant turbine generated low-frequency noise and infrasound.
The matter returns to the High Court on 25 April for a trial on the question of the damages suffered by the plaintiffs and their families; unless the defendant decides to open its wallet before hand. Irish law lecturer, Neil van Dokkum gives his insight on the case and a useful, ‘in-a-nutshell’ primer on the common law tort of nuisance – the cause of action pursued by the Irish plaintiffs.
It’s official – wind farms are a damned Nuisance
The Law is my Oyster
Neil van Dokkum
8 January 2017
The tort of Nuisance – basic principles
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