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NEBRASKA – After they painted their house blue, the homeowners association sued and neighbors called it ‘obnoxious’. Court says they’re in the clear.
CCFJ.NET: After they painted their house blue, the homeowners association sued and neighbors called it ‘obnoxious.’ Court says they’re in the clear.
Article Courtesy of Nebraska News Center
Published December 5, 2017
LINCOLN — A homeowners association in Sarpy County might be feeling the blues after a Nebraska Supreme Court ruling Friday.
CCFJ.NET: HOA LOSES LAWSUIT AGAINST HOMEOWNER – AND QUICKLY TAKES REVENGE
An Opinion By Jan Bergemann
President, Cyber Citizens For Justice, Inc.
Published December 9, 2017
In an order granting plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment Circuit Court Judge William L. Roby ruled against Piper’s Landing, Inc. in Martin County in a case where the HOA had refused to allow a homeowner to inspect the management contract and the financial records indicating the specific compensation of manager Brian Reich.
In my opinion this lawsuit was a total waste of association funds. The owner should have never been forced to file this lawsuit because the association attorney Jane Cornett from the law firm of Becker & Poliakoff should have advised the board that the statutes force the association to reveal these documents. You don’t need to be Einstein to read the provisions in FS 720 (the HOA Act) that explain in no uncertain words that management contracts and financial records are public record which every owner and/or his/her representative can inspect after filing a so-called “public record request.”
The judge made it clear that there was no doubt that the homeowner had the right to inspect the requested records.
But to me it looks like the HOA board and attorney Jane Cornett are sore losers. Shortly after the court’s ruling they suspended plaintiff John Katsock for reasons unnamed in the letter written by Jane Cornett on November 7. Read more:
A Florida man says he can’t live without his emotional support squirrel, but his condo association says the animal has to go.
Ryan Boylan received a notice last month that he needs to give up the squirrel, Brutis, or face eviction from his Clearwater Beach condo, WFLA reported.
Boylan says he and Brutis became inseparable after he rescued her last year during Hurricane Matthew.
“Ever since then I mean, oh my God, I can’t imagine not being around her,” Boylan said. Boylan has a doctor’s note that says he’s suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a car accident. He registered Brutis on RegisterMyServiceAnimal.com as an emotional support animal. Read more:
The bill arrived unexpectedly by email in May. It was from her Landmark Towers condominium homeowners association.
The midtown Phoenix tower’s air-conditioning needed a major fix, and her share to pay for it was $18,000.
Francine Hardaway said she “freaked out.”
“I was horrified and frightened,” said Hardaway, founder of Phoenix-based Stealthmode Partners. “When I bought my condo in 2011, it was at the height of the recession. I bought it for cash thinking that if everything went to hell in a handbasket, I could live there.”
She rents out the condo in the iconic 17-story tower and doesn’t own another home. Read more:
WASHINGTON — The violent altercation last week that left Senator Rand Paul nursing bruised lungs and broken ribs began over a landscaping dispute between the senator and his longtime next-door neighbor, according to neighbors and three Kentucky Republicans familiar with what transpired.
The precise provenance of the dispute was still a matter of disagreement on Monday. But the back story of the fracas began to come into focus and with it, the realization that Mr. Paul’s injuries could keep him from Washington, where Republicans in the Senate hold only a slim majority, for some time.
Mr. Paul had just stepped off a riding lawn mower on Friday when Rene Boucher, a retired anesthesiologist who lived next door, charged and tackled him. Because Mr. Paul was wearing sound-muting earmuffs, he did not realize Mr. Boucher was coming, according to one of the Kentucky Republicans and a friend familiar with the altercation.
“Rand never saw him coming or heard him coming,” said the friend, Robert Porter, who visited Mr. Paul on Saturday. Read more: