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Bank of New Zealand v Greenwood

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Citation(s)  [1984] 1 NZLR 525
Location  New Zealand
Ruling court  High Court of New Zealand
Transcript(s)  High Court judgment
Judge sitting  Michael Hardie Boys
Bank of New Zealand v Greenwood
Full case name  Bank of New Zealand v Greenwood

Bank of New Zealand v Greenwood [1984] 1 NZLR 525 is a cited case in New Zealand regarding land based nuisance claims in tort.

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Background

Reflection of sunlight from Greenwood's architecturally designed glass veranda caused discomfort to people working in the Bank of New Zealand building opposite it. Greenwood refused to take steps to rectify this, as they claimed that sunlight was not an actionable claim in nuisance.

Held

The court ruled that the reflection of sunlight is an actionable claim in nuisance, but instead of making Greenwood remove the offending veranda which would have cost $20,000, it ordered that Greenwood pay for the installation of blinds at the BNZ building.

References

Bank of New Zealand v Greenwood Wikipedia


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