attractive nuisance

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anything on your premises that might attract children into danger or harm

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This year, the commission is reviewing a couple of dozen state agencies that included what a lawyer might call attractive nuisances - the kinds of subject areas most tempting to legislators and interest groups.
To avoid such liability, public entities must take proactive steps to ensure that attractive nuisances on their property are either eliminated or carefully protected.
The building at 88 Oak Hill Road is one of several buildings being scheduled for demolition because they are health, fire, safety and environmental hazards and/or serve as attractive nuisances, posing a danger to children in the area.
This evergreen idea belongs in the category of attractive nuisances.
This volume and its putative successor might have been even richer had it not been for the fact that in 1963, when, forced to fast and furious flight from Venice, I left behind an epenthetic houseguest, the late Bronston Crutchfield; a hysterical queen, he took it upon himself to destroy all my correspondence files as if the Italian police were likely to waste their time and money on pawing through the papers of committers of attractive nuisances, as lawyers describe such offenses as leaving ignition keys in unoccupied unlocked cars and similar passive invitations to criminality.