Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Woman Sues Her Neighbor Over Smoking a Ciggie
Okay, maybe the neighbor was smoking more than just one ciggie. Maybe she was smoking several ciggies, maybe cartons of ciggies, maybe chain smoking those bad boys.
Well, evidently that could soon be cause for another courtroom brawl
It seems there's a lady in Dallas that is all ready to sue her neighbor, who lives in an adjoining townhouse, for smoking like a friggin freight train. She claims the smoke from her neighbor's townhome infiltrated her own apartment leaving her clothes, her artwork, her bath soap, and everything else in her home except the stainless steel appliances smelling like the atrium of Hell. It wouldn't go away. Her neighbor wouldn't go away. And, judging from the fact that she had recently signed a new lease, the lady bringing the suit wouldn't go away.
So now the case will end up in a courtroom. There's already been a temporary restraining order against the smoker, so that she had to move to another apartment or give up her Parliament Puffing habit.
Now, I'm sure smoking is bad for you. I'm sure it's bad for others. I've thrown more than one shirt in the laundry from cigarette smoke - both others and my own. I don't smoke on a regular basis, but I do believe if you want to - in your own home - you should be able to.
I am glad that this case is going to trial, however. I believe it will set a great precedent for some other cases I'm thinking about taking to court.
Okay, I hope this suit goes all the way to the highest court in the land, which I can only assume is at Rush Limbaugh's house, but I could be wrong. I need this case to move forward quickly, because I could really use the cash.