Mountain view causes dispute between neighbors

San Juan Mountains Colorado
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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) -- An attorney has filed a lawsuit after he claimed his aspen grove was cut down by a neighbor for a better view of Mount Sopris near Aspen.

The lawsuit by Gerald Hosier lists as defendants Walter Stuart, a part-time valley resident, and Mitchell Giannetti, a Carbondale man who owns a landscaping business.

According to the Aspen Daily News, Hosier is seeking at least $1 million in damages, the amount he says Stuart gained in property value after he cut down 39 aspen trees, some of which were 90 feet tall and up to 70 years old.

Stuart's attorney, Stephen Baity of Denver, says it was an unfortunate mistake.

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