Category Archives: District of Columbia

District of Columbia – Wilfred Welsh v. Beverly McNeil and Alvin Elliott (D.C. Court of Appeals)

On June 29 2017, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a decision in Wilfred Welsh v. Beverly McNeil and Alvin Elliott (argued more than a year earlier, on May 12, 2016 and embedded below).

In a decision that could impact conduct by an individual director and have a chilling effect on actions by individual members, the Court held that a board’s granting of a waiver on behalf of the association bound the entire association, including individual members, precluding them from enforcing a restrictive covenant.

The Court also ruled that an individual director could be personally liable under the Fair Housing laws and D.C. human rights law for certain behaviors.  The matter was remanded back to Superior Court for review, so more to come…

Wilfred Welsh v. Beverly McNeil and Alvin Elliott (D.C. Court of Appeals)

District of Columbia – Public Participation in Private Development Venture does not trigger Davis-Bacon Act

D.C., et al. v. Department of Labor, et al.

On April 5, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit determined whether the Davis-Bacon Act applies to the construction of CityCenterDC.   According to the Court, CityCenterDC is a large private development in the heart of Washington, D.C. It features upscale retail stores such as Hermès, Boss, and Louis Vuitton; high-end restaurants such as DBGB and Centrolina; the large private law firm of Covington & Burling; and luxury residences.

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District of Columbia – Mayor’s $100M a year for affordable housing isn’t close to enough

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The Mayors $100M A Year For Affordable Housing Isnt Close To Enough

With more Millennials and other out-of-towners moving into the District for a taste of the fast-paced life in our nation’s capital, combined with “up-and-coming” neighborhoods sprouting like weeds- along with their rents-Washington, DC, faces an escalating affordable housing issue. To tackle these issues, we’re hosting our Fifth Annual Affordable Housing Forum on Thursday, March 24.

 

District of Columbia – Ruiz v. Millennium Square Residential Association

Ruiz v. Millennium Square Residential Association

On January 13, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order upholding an arbitration provision contained in the recorded Bylaws of Millennium Square Residential Association in NW Washington, DC.

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District of Columbia – DCRA Business License Amnesty Program Ends February 29

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The Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) Business License Amnesty Program, which allows businesses (including District community associations) to become compliant with DC regulations requiring business licenses and corporate registrations without penalties, late fees, or delinquent filing fees, expires Monday, February 29.

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