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Plow company fined for filling driveway with snow on purpose
TORONTO SUN ^ | Jan 08, 2014 | STEPHAN DUSSAULT, QMI AGENCY

Posted on 01/08/2014 6:01:46 PM PST by rickmichaels

SAINT-ROCH-DE-MEKINAC, Que. — A judge has ordered a snow-removal company to pay a client $309.92 for filling the woman's driveway with snow in an act of vengeance.

The ruling in small-claims court ends Guylaine Desaulniers' 11-month snow war against the contractor and a village two hours northeast of Montreal.

The saga began last February when Desaulniers cleared her snow onto the main street outside her house.

That prompted a warning from the town, which reminded Desaulniers that she was liable for fines of between $100 and $2,000.

But a small-claims judge said it was the town's contractor who crossed the line in the snow.

On Feb. 27, 2013, a plow pushed snow into Desaulniers' driveway. The vehicle even backed up, got more snow and piled it on.

"The driver deliberately pushed the wet and heavy snow into the entrance of the residence," the ruling said. "(Desaulniers) had to clear the snow with great effort. This heavy snow damaged the gate and part of the wooden fence," the judge wrote.

Relations between the woman and the plow company were still frosty this week.

Contractor Sylvain Doucet blasted Desaulniers for tying up the courts over such a small amount of money.

"This woman has nothing else to do in life," Doucet told QMI Agency.

Desaulniers insists her adversary is just a sore loser.

"He did it on purpose," she insisted. "So it's too bad for him."


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1 posted on 01/08/2014 6:01:46 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Maudit neige.


2 posted on 01/08/2014 6:06:36 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: rickmichaels
"Time for some snow problems in Desaulnier's driveway..."

"Got it."

3 posted on 01/08/2014 6:07:26 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: rickmichaels
Contractor Sylvain Doucet blasted Desaulniers for tying up the courts over such a small amount of money.

I guess he wanted it to be more?

4 posted on 01/08/2014 6:08:11 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: rickmichaels

I’m guessing I probably broke some law when I paid for my snow plowing with light bulbs today.

Premo 100 watt incandescent stuff too.


5 posted on 01/08/2014 6:08:13 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SamAdams76

Mr Plow jingle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2oJhxPUP4k


6 posted on 01/08/2014 6:10:35 PM PST by Kolath
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To: SamAdams76

LOL!


7 posted on 01/08/2014 7:06:58 PM PST by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: cripplecreek
I probably broke some law when I paid for my snow plowing with light bulbs

You are such a desperado...lol

Someone call homeland security... :-)

8 posted on 01/08/2014 7:44:29 PM PST by Bobalu (The true secret to genius is in creativity, not in technical mechanics)
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To: rickmichaels

I am confused? Why was it an act of vengeance? What happened prior to this that caused the vengeance by the contractor? The company did not pay enough for damages, as others have said.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 2:11:32 AM PST by rawhide
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