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Neighbor vs. neighbor: lawsuit claims neighbor's children are too loud

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Counts' children enjoying the playhouse at the center of the lawsuit Counts' children enjoying the playhouse at the center of the lawsuit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Texas couple have filed a lawsuit against their neighbors claiming their children are too loud. 

In the suit, Irving and Anita Ward said a new playhouse for Kelly Counts' children is upsetting their quality of life and "creating noise issues as well as visibility issues for them and their pets." 

The Wards, who live in Plano, claimed that because Counts' kids are home-schooled "the noise never stops." The children are 2, 4, 7 and 10-years-old. 

"One of the big reasons we chose the house was because we would be able to move the playhouse [here]," the children's mother said. "I can't imagine the sound of kids playing at any stage of my life and thinking that I needed to sue someone over it."

When contact, Irving Ward said, "Right now, I have nothing to say. I have to call my attorney."  Meanwhile, Counts said the whole thing confuses her. 

"The Wards have never once asked me to tone down the noise of the kids playing," she said. 

The mother of four and her husband have filed a counter lawsuit against the Wards. In it, the Counts said their neighbors began playing loud music with raunchy, explicit music lyrics so her children could easily hear them. 

The Counts believe the loud music is in retaliation for the disagreement over the playhouse. 

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