Woman sues smoking neighbor and landlord in smoker friendly community

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by Duke1985, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Duke1985

    Duke1985 EatsApplePieShitsFreedom

    Dallas woman fuming over smoking neighbor at complex | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News

    I think this is absolutely ridiculous. It was the right of the landlord to determine the property was smoker friendly. A smoker moved in. Then a non-smoker moves into a smoke friendly community and sues.

    The part that gets me the most is this...

    To me this is akin to a non-smoker walking into the smoking section in a bar and demanding everyone put out their cigarettes because they want to sit in there.

    Thoughts on this. Does she have the right to sue since she's the one that moved into the smoker friendly apartments? Does she really deserve 6 figures for this? Are property owners no longer allowed to determine if they want to be smoke friendly? Or even pet friendly?

  2. BigBob

    BigBob Registered Member

    I think she deserves to get lung cancer from any second hand smoke there is. Period.
  3. NINnerd

    NINnerd Survived a M&G with Trent

    I'm a non-smoker and hate smoke. That said, I would never move into a smoke-friendly place and expect to have the upper-hand. Now, if it's coming through my vents, that's different. If any unpleasant smell is coming through your vents, you have a right to get that corrected. I live in a townhouse (in Dallas, no less) and my neighbor smokes. Do I ever smell it? No. The smell doesn't go through the walls or vents. What gets me is she renewed her lease AFTER knowing the smell would be there. Dumb.
  4. DinoFlintstone

    DinoFlintstone "There can be only one!"

    I'm not sure if this is on-topic as such, but my house, being detached, and the nearest house about 1/3 of a mile away, I'm not affected, but I have a Sister that lives in a semi-detached house, she comes from a non-smoking household, whereas her neighbours smoke. She, and everyone on the street own their houses. If the next-door neighbours window is open, and my Sisters window is open, even slightly, then her house reeks of cigarette smoke.
    It doesn't bother my Sister as her late Husband was a smoker, but still and all... ... ... tobacco smells in certain places seems to becoming more and more offensive these days.

    Whenever I see my Mother, I can tell that she's been to one of several houses because I can smell the cigarette smoke off her.

    Sometimes if I buy something from Ebay, [new] I can smell the cigarette smoke off the product. I could even smell cannabis ash off one product, and I told the seller... which he denied. As an ex smoker of ye olde weed, I don't mind the smell.

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