Nuisance is a word, and a legal phenomenon, of vague and conflicting nature. It refers to a liability rather than to an act. This article essays to summarize the modern law of nuisance, briefly, and without detailed attempts to indicate the latest points of evolution of the law on the subject.
Howard L. Oleck, Nuisance in a Nutshell, 5 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 148 (1956)