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Teriyaki Terrier



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:51 am Reply with quote
I've heard of much odder events, so this isn't that bizare. But the fact this case took ten months to come to a conclusion is interesting. I wonder why the neighbor cared so much to actually sue him though? I can't imagine candy cane stripes being that offensive.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:44 pm Reply with quote
Teriyaki Terrier wrote:
I've heard of much odder events, so this isn't that bizare. But the fact this case took ten months to come to a conclusion is interesting. I wonder why the neighbor cared so much to actually sue him though? I can't imagine candy cane stripes being that offensive.


Some people are very concerned with how their neighborhood is going to look. For instance, you can be fined where I live for not mowing your grass.(Hardly anyone ever gets fined for that though. Also, it has to start looking like a jungle for to actually complain.)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:39 pm Reply with quote
Very often it's an issue of "property value."

Potential buyers look at your neighbours when they consider buying your house and how much to offer. An extreme example would be a crackhouse, obviously having one of those next door lowers real-estate values. But having a really ugly house next door could possibly have a similar effect as well.

Many places have laws that bar property owners from doing anything on their property that will adversely affect the property values of others.

Umezu was possibly sued under the context of such a law.

Lawsuits like this, where each side has plenty of money to waste on lawyers, frequently take a long time in North America. I guess it's the same in Japan.

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