FLORIDA – Century Villagers sue investor for trying to rewrite rules
CCFJ.NET: Century Villagers sue investor for trying to rewrite rules
Article Courtesy of The Palm Beach Post
By Tony Doris
Published December 3, 2015
Nine unit owners in a Century Village condo building have sued another owner who they say has tried to wrest control of the building, change its rules and bring in renters, including youngsters not eligible to live in the retirement community.
The unit owners are backed by the 80-something developer of the complex, H. Irwin Levy, who promised in July that he would use his resources to protect them from Palm Beach Gardens investor Donald Kelly, who bought most of the units in their Sheffield O building and gained the voting power to preside over its association.
The kicker: Kelly, as association president, might have his legal expenses covered by Century Village’s officers and directors liability insurance.
“So we in effect are defending the black knight,” said David Israel, president of United Civic Organization, which oversees the sprawling, 600-building development. “It makes my skin crawl.”
Kelly previously declined comment on the dispute. His attorney, Richard S. Cohen, could not be reached for comment. Read more: