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Noise-related lawsuit against Helm, Tatar has been dismissed

Jun 19, 2014, 10:43 PM EDT

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Back in March, word surfaced that Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Tatar was facing a possible eviction from a condo owned by teammate Darren Helm stemming from alleged noisy behavior. We can all rest easily (literally and figuratively?) knowing that the lawsuit has been resolved and dismissed, according to the Detroit News.

The Main Street Lofts Condominium Association filed the complaint. The Detroit News reports that Tatar, 23, moved out of the “trendy third-floor space” after the Red Wings were eliminated from the 2014 postseason, so perhaps the association got its wish that he would “vacate the premises.”

(He probably won’t move back in for the 2014-15 season, but that’s pure speculation.)

Here are the details of the complaint, via the Detroit News:

In the original complaint, the association alleged it had received received numerous complaints from neighbors that excessive noise had been heard coming from the condominium “up to four nights a week” between midnight and 4 a.m. since late October 2013. Neighbors had become weary of “loud music, yelling and banging on the floors and walls.”

Tatar, a Slovakian native, allegedly also made a habit of routinely parking his vehicle in parking spaces inside the private parking lot designated for short-term guest parking.


If it makes his previously sleep-deprived neighbors feel any better, Tatar scored eight points in March, so at least that alleged boisterous celebrating was for a good cause. Right? Maybe?

  1. snipedanglecelly13 - Jun 19, 2014 at 11:54 PM

    Neighbors were mad they didn’t get a autographed stick or something

  2. nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 19, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Mr O’Brien seems to be making light of the allegations, but forgive me if I’m not amused. Having had more than one annoying neighbor over the years, I can say they can make life more challenging than need be, especially when they deprive one of needed sleep. I obviously do not know if the allegations against Mr Tatar are valid, but if they are, perhaps he’s an unexpectedly wealthy 23-year-old who needs to learn how to be a grownup. One can have fun and party without being a jerk.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jun 20, 2014 at 12:23 AM

      You should see how much he’s made in career earnings, (don’t forget to take out 30% for taxes, 10% for agent, etc), before calling him wealthy.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 20, 2014 at 4:15 PM

        OK, I see more than $600,000 a year the last 3 years. Clearly well shy of Bill Gates but well ahead of most of us. And what spurred my “unexpectedly wealthy” wording was my guess that he’s now way ahead of his family income growing up in the Czech Republic, which would mean that at 23, he’s probably just learning what it means to have as much money as he does, and how to handle himself in his new world.

    • no - Jun 20, 2014 at 12:44 AM

      we are in accordance. no excuse for just being a dbag

      but hey, canucks fans have a tolerance for annoying brats, eh jimmy?

    • blomfeld - Jun 20, 2014 at 1:43 AM


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