6 Gasp-Worthy Lawsuits Filed Against Homeowners (PHOTOS)

Liz Alterman | Feb 12, 2015 Home & Garden

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The old adage fences make good neighbors seems wise, but sometimes fences aren't enough. From messy yards to intolerable noise, plenty of people struggle with issues they didn't anticipate prior to moving in. And while you can't pick your neighbors, you certainly can sue them! In fact, one man in Seattle who claimed emotional distress brought on by the incessant barking of his neighbor's dog has just been awarded $500,000.

As shocking as that might seem, the man, Woodrow Thompson, isn't the first person who's ever brought suit against a neighbor for something that seems like it could've been resolved another way.

In fact, we found several cases of homeowners who were sued for things you'd never even think twice about -- unless you had a lot of time on your hands and some litigious neighbors, of course.

Check out #5 -- poor Grandma! 

Have you ever had a problem with a neighbor that made you think about suing them?


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