Judge Scolds Connery Over Neighbor Feud

Litigious aging Bond, doc downstairs just can't get along
By Zach Samalin,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2007 2:16 PM CST
Sean Connery is such a patriotic Scotsman, that even his Mercedes-Benz is Tartan. The actor, getting into the custom Tartan Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG, is the Honorary Chairman of Dressed to Kilt, an annual...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After 10 lawsuits that have yielded nothing besides smoldering rage, a Manhattan judge chastised Sean Connery and his nemesis-neighbor Burton Sultan, calling on the two to end their feud over alleged damages to the townhouse they share. Justice Marcy Friedman singled out Connery and his family for their "blunderbuss" courtroom antics, the New York Post reports.

She also slapped Sultan with a $1,000 fine for filing lawsuits on claims that had already come to nothing. The two parties are now forbidden from suing each other without her permission. The Connerys accuse the Sultans of preventing them from renovating the house. Sultan says the construction is wrecking the building and has argued in court papers that Sir Sean is a "rude, foul-mouthed, fat old man."