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How far can I go in a neighborhood dispute?
April 1, 2014 8:14 AM

I got into kind of a brawl with a neighbor the other day over the noise my housemates and I were making, and now his mother is coming after me. I've found something of hers that could really harm her. Granted, she is a real beast, but still I'm not sure what the laws are like for this kind of thing when the other guy started it.
posted by GeatGeneration to Law & Government around (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Watch out; sounds like she could lose her head.
posted by Miss T.Horn at 9:54 PM on March 31, 2014

Take precautions.

Are you sure you've dealt with the neighbour? If he's violet, you may find that you need to disarm him.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 11:36 PM on March 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

A wise juriscounsel, a man guided by heaven
These things I may be, but of you I wot not
But of ill-planning monsters, in their vile deeds bloody
Noise-hating, dame-guarded, of these take no fear
Where the lord of the palace, thane with war-trappings girded
Hath bestowed his favor, you will dwell in the law
Thus the rites of the Geatmen, of the proud-mooded Danehold
Seek out your local Althing, I Art Not Thy Leigeman.
posted by ormondsacker at 1:20 AM on April 1, 2014 [12 favorites]

Stop making noise.
posted by jpe at 4:04 AM on April 1, 2014

IANAL, but I believe the law is less concerned with who started it, and more concerned with who had a chance to break it off.
posted by SemiSalt at 5:57 AM on April 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

Have you tried holy water, garlic, and or crosses? Maybe that reflect sunlight?
posted by Jacen at 7:16 AM on April 1, 2014

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