Family sues Indiana beach over coaster

Posted Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:13 AM | Contributed by supermandl34

Owners of property near the CornBall Express Roller Coaster at Indiana Beach claim the ride is depriving them of the enjoyment of their summer cottage, and have filed a suit seeking more than $1 million.

Read more from The Herald-Journal.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:22 AM
While I can understand the family's side of the story they do have to realize that businesses are there to expand. Despite its limited space of land, Indiana Beach will continue to grow. I can relate to the noise problem since (If I think I'm right) Conrail/CSX decided to add a second set of railroad tracks in my backyard three years ago.

I disagree with the action that the family is taking, as much as members of my community would like to sue the pants off of Conrail/CSX for putting in another set of tracks, the point of any business here is to grow.

~Rob Willi

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 5:57 AM
More greed in action. While the coaster may have devalued their property, it sure is not a 1 million dollar cottage. Greedy.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:04 AM
IF anyone thinks Indiana Beach is a detriment to tiny little Monticello, Indiana, then they haven't ever been to the park once. You won't find a more scenic sight anywhere else in Indiana, or just about anywhere else in the Midwest, and although I love it, this includes Holiday World.

These sisters are trying to destroy the only saving grace to that part of Indiana, I don't care WHAT their lawyer says.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:13 AM
Oh please! Why can't these two old geezers leave IB alone? I have heard of greedy people, but these two are insane. I hope IB comes out of this unscaved. It amazes me what people will do for money. Someone should sue them just for being ignorant.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:34 AM
This is such a joke. Why are they just complaining now?
It is an amusement park for crying out loud. Would they rather have retail say a Wal-Mart open year round? I don't get it. It is not like IB runs the coaster early in the morning or into the middle of the night either.

Are they going to sue the city for the noise from the nearby road too?

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:39 AM
I wouldn't jump on these people for bringing a lawsuit. As much as I like coasters, I can understand the NIMBYism since I wouldn’t want one right next to where I live. I’ve never been to Indiana Beach and don’t know the area but if in fact the cornball express runs close to there house and creates a lot of noise they may have a case. This isn’t a case where the people moved in after the coaster was built. Their biggest worry is that if they try to sell their property now they will get less money than it was originally worth (pre-coaster) due to the noise.

You can forget about the million dollars though. Never put any stock in the amount alleged in a demand. That number was made up for a lawyer (at a high end) for press purposes and such. Any amount they would be entitled to would be an amount less than the value of their house. My guess- there will be some settlement amount reached by the parties in private. The worst that could happen is that IB has to put on those ridiculous sound guards ala Ghostrider.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:40 AM
They were aware when they moved in that there was an amusement park close to them. I wouldn't move in next to a land fill or sewage treatment plant and then sue them because some days the smell carries over to my property. You have to think about things like that before you move in somewhere, and if you don't like it, sell and go somewhere better.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 6:45 AM
It's not even like they live there full time! One of the sisters lives in Florida and the other in Illinois.
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:08 AM
Granted the coaster was not there when they bought the house, but it was an amusement park then with other noisy rides, games and people playing in the water, etc.

To think that during the summer the evenings would be quiet and they can hear grasshoppers is ridiculous. C'mon.

There are enough frivolous law suits out there and this one seems like they are trying to cash in. How is IB responsible for them making a poor cabin buying decision.

Now the family of the lady that was killed recently at SFNO they should sue.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:13 AM
I guess they weren't poor two years ago when the coaster opened?

I talked with "local folk" who live in Indiana and they all kinda laughed at this. People like this are widely regarded as not too swift, I guess.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:32 AM
Someone on here, just needs to buy the house.............

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:36 AM
Who of us here has $1 million to buy a stinkin house that probably isnt worth the dirt it's built on.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 7:46 AM
Where does it say the property is worth a million dollars?

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:07 AM
Creative retirement planning 101...
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Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:11 AM
I don't find it ridiculous that they want to sue for decreased property values. I find it ridiculous that the amount of noise has significantly changed with the addition of the ride and that they think they have a case against a park that was there long before they were.

Stupid.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 8:47 AM
I have a question. I don't know much about property value, but wouldn't property around something famous and well known (see: amusement park) have higher property value? Could someone please explain this? Thanks!

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:00 AM
This is strange, I thought this came up a couple years ago.

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:25 AM
There was debate after the fact about whether or not the park was granted a zoning variance:

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/2003-29-880962.htm

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Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:35 AM
That's right....oops...about a year and a half ago.

Well a big raspberry to the sisters! Some people have too much time on their hands (as I surf the net).

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"SOME people have NO class!" - Mom from the Whizzer queue*** This post was edited by janfrederick 7/17/2003 1:37:08 PM ***

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