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Vegan Sues Over BBQ Smells

Cilla Carden, a vegan woman in Australia, has filed a lawsuit against her neighbors over the smell of meat and fish wafting from her neighbors’ barbecues. According to Australia’s Nine, Carden accuses her neighbors of intentionally causing the meat smell nuisance. "It's deliberate," she told Nine. "All I can smell is fish. I can't enjoy my backyard."

A lower court dismissed the case in February. The Supreme Court rejected her claims in July, but she has vowed to keep fighting.

Read more about whether BBQ smells can be an illegal nuisance or trespass on Klemchuk LLP’s Intellectual Property Trends blog.  


Darin M. Klemchuk is founder of Klemchuk LLP, a litigation, intellectual property, and transactional law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He also publishes Thriving Attorney, a blog dedicated to exploring the business of the practice of law, productivity and performance for attorneys, and other topics such as law firm leadership and management, law firm culture, and business development for attorneys.

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