I know, I know. We’re in the Era of New Civility and all that.
But seriously. Just read on.
An area lawmaker is suing a Perinton couple who are also his constituents.
Senator Jim Alesi is also suing the builder of the couple’s home. The lawsuit claims he was injured when he decided to look inside their house which was under construction at the time.
Perinton builder Louis DiRisio says the lawsuit infuriated him. “It was. It was very upsetting. Something that happened three years ago. We thought we put it to bed three years ago, and all of a sudden it rears its ugly head.”…
The front door of the unfinished home on Conover Crossing was locked. Alesi went around back and got in through a basement level back door. That’s where he tried to climb a ladder to the first floor because the staircase hadn’t been built yet. “He certainly didn’t have permission from me. He didn’t have permission from the Heckers. It was not a home that was for sale. It was not a model home. It was never open to the public. So in my view, it’s just entering the property whether the house was locked or not but entering that property was trespassing.”
Alesi said he was checking out the “under construction” house for a friend. He fell while climbing the ladder and suffered serious leg injuries that required surgery.
Alesi claims the builder and homeowners were negligent for failing to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition.
The good news is that Senator Trespass dropped his lawsuit on Tuesday, but only after a flurry of public support for the couple and pressure from leaders in his own party.