Is there anything worse than noisy neighbours?

Madonna reportedly upset neighbours with the “music and shouting” emanating from her garden party.
The 53-year-old singer put on a spectacular show in Hyde Park, London Tuesday.
At her home in Mayfair, Madonna threw an after party with good friends Stella McCartney and George Michael along with other merrymakers.
Neighbours were incensed at the noise level after midnight and were compelled to phone authorities.
“When officers arrived, they could clearly hear music and shouting,” a source told British newspaper The Mirror.
“In their opinion it was unreasonable on a weekday evening so they served a noise abatement notice on the owner of the house.
“As soon as the notice was received, the volume was turned down and there were no further complaints.”
According to an unidentified neighbour, Madonna’s party didn’t end until many residents were knocked out of sleep by the ruckus.
“It went on until quarter past two. It was all out in the garden – it woke me up,” the insider recalled. “She is a pain.”
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Madonna has finally settled noise case.

Madonna has finally settled an ongoing noise dispute with a neighbor that took legal action against the material girl when a resolution about the level of noise could not be reached outside of the courts.

Back in 2009, Karen George took a case against Madonna, saying that she frequently used her New York apartment as rehearsal space causing heavy noise problem in the building.  George claims to have been forced to leave her apartment numerous times because of the “unbearable” noise coming from Madonna’s place.  She went on to say that the singers dance routines and “blaring music, stomping and shaking walls” went on sometimes for up to three hours a day.

George also filed a lawsuit against the management company of the building, claiming that they did not follow up on her complaints.  Madonna did try to keep the noise down, but George claims that the singer’s efforts did not work.

 

Madonna has always stood by her claim that she kept the noise at a reasonable level and that she never went over the legal limits.  Since then the singer says that she has built a rehearsal space outside of the building and no longer practices at home.

The lawyers representing Madonna have said that the noise dispute has been resolved, but other than that no other details have been released.

Judge has green-lighted a case against the Madonna.

A Central Park West resident claims Madonna caused a commotion when she and her pals danced during training sessions.

A woman who sued Madonna for causing a commotion in her former home on Central Park West can thank her lucky star – a Manhattan judge has green-lighted her case against the Material Girl.

Karen George sued Madonna in 2009, charging that her then-upstairs neighbor was creating a hideous soundtrack of “pounding noise and vibration” whenever she and her pals got into the groove during dance-training sessions.

“It was pounding, constant noise and the walls were shaking,” Steven Cohen, a lawyer for George, said Thursday. “It became intolerable.”

Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Louis York expressed himself in an 11-page decision that rejected Madonna’s attempt to have the suit dismissed, noting that George had a right to peace and quiet in her own home.

“One of the most basic functions of a residence is to provide shelter from the outside world for its occupants to think, interact and relax in peace,” York wrote. “If the noise caused by Madonna’s activities prevented from being able to use her apartment for these purposes, then the warrant of habitability has been breached.”

George’s suit said the “Like A Virgin” legend and multiple guests created a nuisance by dancing 90 minutes to three hours a day to “high-decibel amplified music” in her sprawling triplex.

But Liz Rosenberg, a spokeswoman for Madonna, who no longer lives in the building, defended her as a model resident.

“She has always been a wonderful neighbor and has lived there for over two decades in complete compliance to all rules of the building,” she  said.

The suit also accused the co-op’s board of directors of not taking the steps to remedy a ruckus that “forced to leave her apartment on numerous occasions and greatly interfered with the entertainment of guests.”

Madonna and the the building’s management had countered that the noise level registered below noise code levels – while George’s own sound engineer fired back that the noise in George’s apartment was too high.

George’s suit followed a failed 2007 attempt by the board to stop Madonna’s purchase of a third unit in the building, which she moved to after being famously rejected by the board of the San Remo in 1985.

George, who has lived in the building since 1995, is seeking damages for the maintenance she’s paid on her place since June 2009.

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By Debbie Sans for NYDaily News.