Torts – Nuisance – Personal Annoyance as Sole Injury

Several thousand sales slips, mistakenly printed to bear plaintiff’s telephone number, were supplied to the defendant store and were circulated widely by the latter’s employees incident to normal sales transactions. Calls from defendant’s customers soon burdened plaintiff’s telephone, and despite numerous complaints by plaintiff over a two-year period, defendant refused or neglected to terminate use of the incorrect slips. On appeal from judgment for plaintiff in a suit for damages, held, affirmed. Defendant’s acts resulted in an actual invasion of plaintiff’s right to enjoy her property without unreasonable interference. Damages for personal annoyance and inconvenience alone are allowable in a nuisance action. Brillhardt v. Ben Tipp, Inc., (Wash. 1956) 297 P. (2d) 232.