Judge turns table on party boy

A homeowner in Victoriaville had the tables turned on him in court this week after he sued two of his neighbours for filing several complaints with police over the noise generated by parties at his home.

By all accounts, Francis Thibeau was someone you would not want next door.

The court heard that between 2012 and 2015 Thibeau had hosted at least fifty noisy parties that would often end in the wee hours of the next day.

The neighbours said their lives have become hell and their requests to tone it down fell on deaf ears.

After being cited several times for violating noise by-laws, Thibeau sued his neighbours, seeking $16,000 in damages for harassment.

The Journal de Montreal reports the judge agreed there was harassment, and also contempt of the basic rules of good citizenship and good neighbourliness, and instead ordered Thibeau to pay his neighbours  $54,000 in compensation.