Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A tree grows in ...

Greenwich Village. And the parents of Marisa Tomei are suing the son of Yoko Ono and John Lennon for ten million dollars, over it;
Addie and Gary Tomei, who live at 155 West 13th St., say a decades-old Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) on Lennon’s property is cracking their stoop and uprooting part of their home’s foundation, according to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday.
“It’s a worsening situation,” Gerard Walters, a lawyer representing the couple said. “They’ve been talking about this for at least a year…[But Lennon] doesn’t want to take down the tree.”
Which, at least, has some physical damage to the Tomei's property as a cause for litigation. Unlike the infamous John Olerud tree dispute with his neighbors, which ended with a healthy tree being cut down to improve the former Seattle Mariners' view (and his property's value).

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