A condo association in Snowmass Village, just outside of Aspen, Colorado, is filing a lawsuit against the town. Owners in the Sonnenblick Condominiums complain that the town council illegally approved the placement of two cell phone antennas on top of the Westin Hotel.
Sprint says it needs the antennas to improve cell phone reception in the Aspen area. These things are not exactly cell phone towers. One of the two antennas will extend beyond the roof line by about three feet. But the condo association says those three extra feet will ruin their view of the mountains.
These kinds of lawsuits sometimes backfire against the plaintiffs who get hit with huge special assessments to pay off all the lawyers.
But these homeowners can afford a frivolous lawsuit here and there. Just to live in a ski town like Snowmass you’ve got to have a mass of money. And all the lawyers involved in this case will take a good-sized chunk of that cash.