Neighbor that attacked Senator Rand Paul files counter lawsuit

Published: Jun. 27, 2018 at 6:20 PM CDT
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Days after Sen. Rand Paul filed a civil lawsuit against the neighbor convicted of assaulting him, the senator is now facing a counter lawsuit.

Dr. Rene Boucher was sentenced to 30 days in prison earlier this month for tackling Sen. Paul and fracturing multiple of Paul's ribs in November 2017.

Sen. Paul filed a civil lawsuit against Boucher on Monday for damages from pain and suffering.

On Wednesday, Boucher's attorney filed not only a motion to dismiss part of Paul's lawsuit, but also a counter suit that claims Sen. Paul should owe compensation to Dr. Boucher.

According to the complaint, Boucher is seeking "all compensatory and punitive damages permitted by law," citing the "intentional" actions of the Paul Family.

The counter lawsuit also names Sen. Paul's wife, Kelly, and the Rivergreen Homeowners Association.

The complaint states that the Pauls were in violation of the Homeowners Association's by-laws while repeatedly piling up "unsightly" debris, tree limbs, mounds of trash and other waste near Boucher's property.

Photos presented in the complaint allegedly show the piles of brush after the November 2017 assault. See below:

The complaint also states at least two members of the Homeowners Association knew of the Pauls' violations, but failed to to act on them.

According to the deed restrictions and/or Rivergreen Homeowners Association by-laws, on page 22, section 19, "Each owner shall refrain from any act or use of his Lot which could reasonably cause embarrassment, discomfort, annoyance or nuisance to the neighborhood."

According to those same by-laws, in the event any owner should fail to follow them, the HOA can enter the Lot, make the necessary changes and then bill the Lot owner.

Boucher's defense team also filed a motion Wednesday for the dismissal of Sen. Paul's request for an injunction to keep Boucher away from his family.

"Such an order is already in place in federal court, so asking Judge Wilson for the same of similar order doesn't really seem appropriate," said Boucher's attorney Matt Baker.

Baker claims in the counter lawsuit that his client is entitled to injunctive relief as it relates to the Pauls' violation of the HOA by-laws.

13 News reached out to Sen. Paul and his attorneys Tuesday and Wednesday, but neither Paul nor his legal counsel were available for comment.

Boucher is set to appear in court to present this motion on July 2 at 9 a.m.