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Looks like Lady Madonna’s at it again: in a story being reported by the AP, one of Madonna’s NYC neighbors filed a lawsuit against her co-op board on Friday citing Madge’s “unreasonably high-decibel, amplified music and vibrations pouring through walls, ceilings and radiators.” The lawsuit, filed by Karen George, says  the Material Girl’s daily shenanigans caused neighbors to endure “blaring music, stomping and shaking walls,” for up to three hours each day.

As an apartment dweller myself who has, in the past, had the pleasure and displeasure of listening to neighborly shenanigans at various times during the day and night (and, in the case of one neighbor, at 11 AM every Sunday morning–seriously every Sunday morning at 11 AM!), I feel Ms. George’s pain.

BUT, in response to a noise complaint, is a lawsuit her best option?

Our opinion here at SO SUE ME, JACKASS is “no.” As we write in the book, when faced with obnoxiously loud neighbors, know that virtually every municipality prohibits unreasonable noise nuisance. (You can check www.nonoise.org to see what noise ordinances are for your city.) If a neighbor violates these rules you are more than entitled to call the police and register a complaint — or, if you live in NYC, call 311 and tell them your quality of life is being infringed and that will not stand!

You see despite what our book title might suggest at first blush, we here at SO SUE ME view lawsuits as the measure of last resort. But if asking Madonna to turn down her tunes and to stop screwing her young stud so loudly proves ineffective–and calling the po-po bears no fruit neither–then by all means, Ms. George, we think you’re well within your rights to get litigious on her ass and go after that Material Girl.

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