Missouri HOAs can no longer ban political signs

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By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Take note residents of Missouri: Just in time for midterm elections, the state has a new law that makes it illegal for your homeowners’ association to ban political signs from your yard. House Bill 1887 was passed by the General Assembly and signed by former Governor Eric Greitens on June 1, 2018. Key facts about Missouri’s new campaign sign law: The good news: Missouri law prohibits total bans on Continue ReadingMissouri HOAs can no longer ban political signs

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IL Supreme Court rejects appeal in condo free speech, due process case

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities In Illinois, the recent Appellate Court decision in Boucher v. 111 East Chestnut Condominium Association now stands firm. The Defendant’s appeal to the State Supreme Court was officially denied on September 26, 2018. As explained in previous posts here on IAC, the Boucher case has significance for Free Speech and Due Process rights of residents in association-governed communities. The implications, going forward, are that leaders of homeowners, condominium, and Continue ReadingIL Supreme Court rejects appeal in condo free speech, due process case

HOA battles: homeowners stand up for their rights

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Two great articles to share today! Despite rumors you may have heard about apathy in HOAs, homeowners in Arizona and California are standing up for their rights, and going public with their fights against injustice.   California man takes a stand for free speech Patrick Foley, a San Diego resident of La Costa Valley, is taking a stand for free speech in his Master Homeowners’ Association. A few weeks Continue ReadingHOA battles: homeowners stand up for their rights

Defendant asks IL Supreme Court to reverse Appellate Court Opinion in condo Free Speech case

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Boucher v 111 E Chestnut Ruling was filed June 14, 2018.  By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   The attorney for defendants in Michael Boucher v. 111 E. Chestnut Condominium Association has filed an appeal to Illinois Supreme Court, asking for a reversal of the Appellate Court Opinion in favor of the Plaintiff. In case you missed the previous post on this important Appellate Court Opinion, you can read about it here. Diane Silverberg, attorney of Continue ReadingDefendant asks IL Supreme Court to reverse Appellate Court Opinion in condo Free Speech case