I love legal battles. Especially silly ones. That was the sentiment from New York Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman in a case recently brought against former James Bond Actor Sean Connery. In a recent AP Story, Justice Friedman “barred both sides from filing any more lawsuits without her permission, saying they “have engaged in a ‘slash and burn’ litigation strategy.” Wait! Isn’t that what litigation is about?
According to AP, the law suit was filed by Connery’s downstairs neighbor, Burton Sultan, who “calls his neighbor Connery, 77, the antithesis of the suave secret agent he played in numerous James Bond films, branding him “a bully who ignores norms of neighborliness and decency” in the town house they share.”
Apparently, “the sides have clashed repeatedly over the Connerys’ years-long renovations to their part of the six-story, landmarked 1869 town house. The Sultans claim the renovations have subjected them to noise, fumes, leaks and rats, ruining their collection of antique wicker furniture.”