This is a very interesting issue caused and pursued by two families with way too much time and money. We have John Morland-Jones, an oil executive (plaintiff) and Gary Taerk, a psychiatrist (defendant). ‘And how do you feel about that?’ I absolutely hate speaking with someone, and they ask that.
Well this is a combination of a great security system that as it would happen two of the plaintiffs security cameras are aimed at the front door and driveway of his neighbors house, the defendants! And the wonderful world of dog poop!
The defendants park their cars in front of the Morland-Joness home, I am guessing that in the event of damage, there will be proof. However, I am betting that the cameras will have a glitch at that time, if and when ‘anything’ should occur. As I explained to Plaintiffs’ counsel at the hearing, a court cannot order the Defendants to be nice to the Plaintiffs. Does this not sound similar to family law court? This is all about silly and a certain amount of vengeance and this court is correctly right on top of it. The court and all courts do not have the time or desire to deal with this and it will all come to an end soon. Well at least in this courtroom arena.
Both counsel have submitted costs outlines indicating that the parties have spent tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees. Costs awards are a discretionary matter under section 131 of the Courts of Justice Act. In exercising that discretion, Rule 57.01(1) of the Rules of Civil Procedure authorizes me to consider a number of factors including, in Rule 57.01(1)(d), the importance of the issues.
There will be no costs ordered. Each side deserves to bear its own costs. Hearing this is almost as bad as being diagnosed with rectal cancer…..’we have to pay?’….yuppers you do.
I am guessing that the courts realize that if they had to entertain every level of lunacy that the public can bring before the bench, there would be total gridlock, unlike partial grid lock as to what exists today. The other area that is clearly being demonstrated here is the costs. These people have money and that is what a lawyer needs to ‘practice’ his or her trade and when there is no money and no fee awards, things will likely go away. ‘This is a business!’ That is unless one side or the other decides to use deadly force as was the case a few years ago in Anaheim, California. Anna Judith Spriggs, 66, shot her neighbor for his asking her not to trim the ivy on his side of the yard…Gary Hall took a round to his shoulder……ouch! To say that Miss Spriggs is likely bat shit crazy is a little kind, but I am saying it and I dont care, as I dont share a property line with her!
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By John Nazarian
Straight Talk with John J. Nazarian, Private Investigator
June 5, 2014
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