So yesterday I posted on 14 Sound Beach Avenue and, because it is perched immediately on I-95, I suggested that it might be a little noisy.
Notwithstanding that caution, several readers commented that it seemed like a reasonable rental property investment and inquired about the current rent; the owner chose to take umbrage and posted her own comment:
Hi, I’m the current owner and an [sic] very experienced and well respected attorney. Chris, you have a lot of facts here that are flat out wrong. You may want to give me a call and correct this article 203-560-4477 or perhaps I can have some fun and get a ceast [sic] and desist on your website. There are also assumptions in this article that are just silly, not well thought out, and mean-spirited…..Next example – everyone knows in Greenwhich the “95-sound” travels down the block, not next to the house. As your bloggers note, there is huge opportunity here as the state is willing to sell the land behind (I had the right for a while, I can tell you know to do it). Thank goodness I have the best realtor that dealt with your meanness in an elegant way. I’ll be calling you to make the needed corrections ASAP.
Okay, I wasn’t particularly impressed, so I made a request of my own:
If there’s more than that “error”, feel free to add them here. But please, enough of the “I’m a well respected attorney and I’m going to sue you hrmmphh hrmmph” crap – you give the rest of us ambulance chasers a bad name.
O’Shea, Clay, the owner of 14 Sound Beach has now taken to emailing me, thus:
I will be filing in court tomorrow unless the article is taken down or a MAJOR correction is posted immediately.
I just don’t understand the sloppy journalism and evil tone “grab your ear-muffs”. What is wrong with you? On second thought, you can explain it to the judge.
Do you even understand the liability you may have bought yourself – interference with a contract, etc.?
I’m just dumbfounded by the stupidity. Forgive me for this second e-mail, but I re-read the garbage writing and article (garbage) and I just started to realize just how wrong it was …
I am so ready to take this to court tomorrow. Maybe you’ll think twice about doing this to people who can’t defend themselves.
Associate General Counsel
And now this: