Neighbors Sued By Hedge Fund Trader Employ The ‘You're Deranged Because You're Sad And Lonely And Nobody Loves You’ Defense

There’s nothing like a good ad hominem attack to make the people you see in the elevator every day cry on the stand.
Sebastian Ballard [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Sebastian Ballard [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Hedge fund traders who sue their neighbors complaining about impingements upon their lifestyles are not generally sympathetic characters. Especially when the target of their ire is the pitter-patter of little feet above their heads, and also the sound of toys dropping from the little hands attached to those little feet. Or when the chief solution to the lack of sleep thereby caused is to eat chocolate for breakfast. I mean, it’s really, really hard to feel all that bad for a Brevan Howard Asset Management veteran living in Kensington who could presumably just, you know, sell her £2 million flat and move somewhere more amenable.

As such, kudos to the lawyer for Sarvenaz Fouladi’s upstairs neighbors, the El Karramis, for doing just that!

Miss Fouladi has no 'private personal life of her own', he added, and had made 'completely unfounded' complaints against the El Kerramis.

And she was reduced to tears when he questioned her about her 'sadness' in not having settled down when all her friends had already done so….

The barrister continued: 'I hesitate to use the word 'unhinged', but this sort of accusation has the impression of being completely irrational.

Was Gordon Wignall done on behalf of his “ordinary folk” clients living in a newly-renovated-to-be-as-loud-as-possible multi-million-pound apartment? No he was not. For instance, hadn’t the El Karramis offered to install some sound insulation to protect Fouladi, who’s now at Pharo Management, against those “ordinary domestic child noises” as well as the apparently malfunctioning boiler, refrigerator, faucets and fireplace?

'Given you are eight or nine years without the family life your friends and acquaintances have had, was this not a golden opportunity to say 'yes, I will take up this offer'?

But Miss Fouladi said the offer was not to carry out the work which she had been advised was necessary.

Wealthy bachelorette, 38, sues her ‘noisy neighbours’ over claims their children use the home upstairs ‘like a playground’ causing an ‘intolerable’ din in her luxury Kensington flat below [Daily Mail]