Here’s a classic example of rich people problems.
Two couples living on waterfront property along Coffee Pot Boulevard in Old Northeast in homes valued of upwards of $1 million each, are bickering over a dock.
Todd and Barbara McCallister are suing Yueh-Chao and Dan Richardson to have the couple’s dock removed. The McCallister’s say it encroaches onto their own dock space.
The McCallister’s – whose home is worth $1.36 million compared to the Richardson’s paltry $1.18 million – want a judge to rule the dock is illegally trespassing on their property.
And it’s not the first time the two couples have had a kerfuffle over the dock. In 2006, according to lawsuit documents, Mr. McCallister allegedly “harassed and seriously slandered Dr. Richardson and his wife in from of both them and their guests” over the dock.
That doesn’t sound very socially elite.
The issue resurfaced because the Richardson’s are trying to sell the dock in question and part of their land.
The Richardson’s claim their dock isn’t encroaching into McCallister space. They also argue the point is moot anyway considering there was an agreement signed between the parties in 2006 releasing the issue.
In a letter filed along with lawsuit documents, the Richardsons’ attorney wrote that if the current claims filed against them interfere with a sale, they’ll sue the McCallister’s right on back.
So, what type of people own waterfront mansions and argue over docks? Todd McCallister is a 55-year old investment adviser and Dan Richardson is a 64-year old real estate agent and property appraiser. As such, you’d think he’d have a firm grasp on where to put a dock.