Skip to comments.Plow company fined for filling driveway with snow on purpose
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."
I guess he wanted it to be more?
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.
Mr Plow jingle:
You are such a desperado...lol
Someone call homeland security... :-)
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.