Friday, March 09, 2007

Who's Smoking What? Where?

Here's a great frivolous lawsuit. A man is suing his next door neighbor for smoking in her own yard. Now before you get on all your "the American Justice system blows, we have too many lawyers" soapboxes, chill out. Because as much as we'd like to claim this one, and as much as it seems like this law suit would have been filed in California - nope - it's in woefully underlawyered Sweden. I guess with all those safe Volvos being driven around, the 9 personal injury lawyers they have over there have to get creative.

Here's the link in case you think I am making this up. http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/38590.html

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would guess his claim is that she has no expectation of privacy in the front yard!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Christopher said...

This isn't about the rights of what this woman can do in her garden. It is about the rights of the person who lives near her to enjoy their property. I'm all for personal property rights. The problem arises when you infringe on the rights of others.

9:43 AM  

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