MI Lawsuit between bar owner and condo unit owners ramps up

Bar owner must pay special assessment for own litigation defense.   By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Home buyers are bombarded with all sorts of slick advertising, designed to get them to fall in love with new homes, including condos, in planned developments. For the past two decades, developers and architects have been heavily promoting “new urbanism” and mixed-use association-governed communities that combine housing units and commercial business spaces. Usually that translates into condo units Continue ReadingMI Lawsuit between bar owner and condo unit owners ramps up

MI House bill would nullify condo bylaws with respect to membership vote to commence lawsuits

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Should a condo board have sole authority to initiate lawsuits on behalf of co-owners of the association? Specifically, should a condo board be required to obtain a vote of co-owners in the association prior to either: suing a member for covenant violations or commencing litigation against a developer for construction defects? That is the controversial issue addressed by Michigan’s House Bill 4446.   Lawsuits against co-owners As introduced, Continue ReadingMI House bill would nullify condo bylaws with respect to membership vote to commence lawsuits