In rural New Brunswick, a couple have finally snapped on their neighbours. Honestly, if I were them, I would have sued a hell of a lot earlier.
After November 2013, David and Joan Gallant’s relationship with their neighbours, Lee and Shirley Murray, went kind of shitty when the Murrays decided to dump hauls of manure on the property line between the two houses, spending days building the pile up.
Apparently, the couples were reported to have been friends ever since they met in 2001. What must of happened in that doomed November to cause a judge to rule harassment by manure??
The manure wall so high that you could see it with satellite imagery and it stayed there until late 2014. The Gallants especially appreciated when it rained or a strong wind blew in.
The Murrays would even use their snowblower to spread snow and rocks onto their yard – which is not nearly as bad as when they let their cows loose onto their property, destroying their grass and trees. The Gallants also suspected that they put a hay bale against their fence to allow their cows to eat and poop near their house (kind of redundant if you ask me).
The Gallants finally filed an official complaint in September 2014 and a lawsuit early 2015. I would not have waited that long if I were them – I guess they got used to the smell.
The judge ended up rewarded them with $15,000 in damages, along with barring the Murrays from stepping foot on their property or attempting communication in any form other than writing. They are also (obviously) banned from laying manure within 0.18 miles of the Gallant’s property – and from doing any of the other petty things they were before.
What a crazy story to be able to tell your grand kids, “In my day, I had to endure a manure war with my spiteful neighbours.”
I just wish I knew what went on between 2001 and 2013 that caused this cartoon-like contempt.