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California: Court of Appeal Refused to Allow Developers to Enforce Dispute Resolution Provision in CC&Rs

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Court of Appeal Refused to Allow Developers to Enforce Dispute Resolution Provision in CC&RsA California Court of Appeal recently concluded that developers who had sold all of the units in a condominium development could not compel arbitration under the project’s declaration of covenants, conditions and restrictions (“CC&Rs”). Promenade at Playa Vista Homeowners Association v. Western Pacific Housing, Inc., No. 225086 (2nd Dist.

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Washington: Former Issaquah HOA President is Headed to Trial

Former Issaquah HOA president is headed to trial : The Issaquah Press – News, Sports, Classifieds and More in Issaquah, WAThe man accused of bilking more than $10,000 from a local homeowners association is due in court early next year. Kennedy M. Mulwa, 27, faces a first-degree theft charge, because authorities said he stole money from the homeowners association in Sammamish Crown Condominiums, 4330 W. Lake Sammamish Parkway S.E.

Nevada: HOA Fraud Investigation may last Months

HOA fraud investigation may last monthsPosted: Nov. 12, 2011 | 2:00 a.m. Updated: Nov. 12, 2011 | 8:43 a.m. Federal prosecutors are in no hurry to wrap up their far-reaching investigation into the unlawful takeover of Las Vegas Valley homeowners associations. In court this week, Mary Ann McCarthy, a trial attorney with the Justice Department’s Fraud Section in Washington, D.C., told U.S.

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Illinois: City to Condemn More than 100 Fireplaces

City to Condemn More Than 100 FireplacesThe City of Wheaton will condemn more than 100 fireplaces in the Briarcliffe Knolls condos after the defective equipment caused two fires there. According to an engineering report conducted after the fires in the 800 block of Farnham Lane and the 1400 block of Johnstown Court, the fireplaces in the Knolls condos were installed in violation of city code.

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Illinois: Condo talk – Dog and Tenant Restrictions

Condo talk: Dog and tenant restrictionsArticle posted: 11/19/2011 12:01 AM Almost every declaration for a homeowners association includes some sort of restriction on the use and occupancy of the units. These provisions provide for what “thou shall do,” and for what “thou shall not” do. The two most common use and occupancy issues that are brought to my attention concern dogs and leasing of units.

Virginia: Bar Association President Leading a Successful Practice in Community Law

Bar association president leading a successful practice in community lawWhen Pia Trigiani arrived at the University of Richmond law school, the resident of Big Stone Gap was looking for a part-time job to help pay the bills. So she took a position at the Virginia Real Estate Board, the state agency that regulates businesses and individuals who work on property transactions, including condominiums, cooperatives and time-shares.