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Noise-related lawsuit against Helm, Tatar has been dismissed

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TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 8: Goalie Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a save against Darren Helm #43 and Tomas Tatar #21 of the Detroit Red Wings at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on February 8, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

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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?

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