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Dealing with Issues of Discrimination and Harassment Between Neighbors

By John F. Baumgardner Unresolved disputes amongst neighbors can lead to lengthy and costly litigation. This is especially true when dealing with claims of harassment or discrimination.  In a typical residential setting, the costs of these disputes, and any resulting litigation, would be borne solely by the individual homeowners.  However, in a common interest development, … Continue reading “Dealing with Issues of Discrimination and Harassment Between Neighbors”

Board Decisions, The Business Judgment Rule, And Judicial Deference

No board member wants to see their name, or that of their Association, listed as a defendant in a lawsuit alleging they violated their obligations under the Association’s CC&Rs or California law.  This is especially true for any board member who spends countless hours enforcing the governing documents, participating in violation hearings, attending board meetings, … Continue reading “Board Decisions, The Business Judgment Rule, And Judicial Deference”