Neighbors Battle 'Bond' over Renovations
LINDA WERTHEIMER, host:
From the problematic neighbors' department comes this item. In New York City, Sean Connery has been having a long-running battle with his downstairs neighbor. Mr. Connery and his wife share an old townhouse with Burton Sultan. In court papers, Mr. Sultan complains the one-time 007 ignores the norms of neighborliness and decency. This has to do with the Connerys years-long renovation to their section of the six-story building. The Connerys say Mr. Sultan's complaints have delayed needed roof repairs, thus endangering Mr. and Mrs. Bond.
This week, a judge tossed out many of Mr. Sultan's claims but lambasted Mr. Connery as well for blunderbuss legal salvos. We would have expected the suave secret agent to will something a bit more modern than a blunderbuss.