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Florida – Resident of Sloan’s Curve sues 11 in dispute

Resident of Sloan’s Curve sues 11 in disputeDaily News Staff Writer A long-running feud over who should run the Sloan’s Curve Homeowners Association’s tennis center has spawned a 96-page lawsuit that alleges bid-rigging and a wide-spread hate-mail campaign. Entrepreneur and businessman Harold Peerenboom filed the lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court last month, naming 11 defendants, mostly residents of the private community.

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District of Columbia – Steps that should be taken to protect a community association’s funds

Steps that should be taken to protect a community association’s fundsFirst, if you are in the District or Virginia, before you hire a property management company, make sure it is licensed. In Maryland, where I understand that management firms need not be licensed, I strongly recommend you join with other community associations and petition your state legislators to enact a licensing law.

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Maryland – Condo associations can be liable under consumer protection law, Md. court rules

Condo associations can be liable under consumer protection law, Md. court rulesYes, according to the Maryland Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, which ruled last month (in MRA Property Management v. Armstrong) that even a condominium could be held to violate the Maryland Consumer Protection Act. The case is complex and goes back many years.

Connecticut – Rep. O’Neill’s bills pass the Judiciary Committee

ConnecticutPlus.com News – Rep. O’Neill’s bills pass the Judiciary CommitteePublished: Apr 2, 2012 – 7:38 PM HARTFORD, CT – State Representative Arthur J. O’Neill (R-69) thanked the Judiciary Committee today for moving two important bills one step closer to becoming law. The bills sponsored by Rep. O’Neill mark a fundamental change in two essential State systems: condominium voting and water vessel registration and financing.

Florida – Can the board take money from the pool reserves to upgrade spa?

Richard White: Can the board take money from the pool reserves to upgrade spa?Q. I recently attended a condominium owners meeting where the budget was presented. I noted that they had withdrawn funds from the reserves to upgrade the spa to comply with the VGB act. Can you help me to understand how they can take money from the pool reserves without the members’ approval?— M.D.