Vail condo association settles EEOC complaints for more than $1M

by Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   I’m posting this as an update to a 2015 blog,  EEOC files suit against Vail CO condo association, management company In 2015, EEOC filed a lawsuit against Vail Run Community Resort Association for discrimination and sexual harassment of Mexican employees. In February of 2016, the EEOC concluded that the Association and management company, Global Hospitality Resorts, Inc., also engaged in retaliation, firing female staff members, when the workers Continue ReadingVail condo association settles EEOC complaints for more than $1M

Construction defects settlement will cost KB Homes millions

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities According to the Orlando Sentinel, KB Homes, one of Florida’s construction giants, has reached a settlement with the FL Attorney General’s office. According to the report: At the core of the state’s three-year investigation were construction defects that led to water intrusion, which leads to mold, wood rot and even structural failure, according to the state. In some cases, the builder made the appropriate fixes but in others it Continue ReadingConstruction defects settlement will cost KB Homes millions

Harbor Walk Condo owner sued following bankruptcy

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Blog By now, most consumers are aware of Chinese drywall, a defective product that emits toxic fumes that corrodes electronics and plumbing, and can cause health problems. For 10,000 affected homeowners, it turned their American Dream in to a nightmare. Michelle Germano of Norfolk, VA, was one of those homeowners, and a lead activist  in the fight for justice for consumers of the defective product. But in addition to Continue ReadingHarbor Walk Condo owner sued following bankruptcy

Have you had to pay a dreaded HOA special assessment?

Shared by Deborah Goonan Out Come The Checkbooks In Visalia, California Originally published on Neighbors at War, Ward Lucas (Sept 5, 2015) guest blog by Nila Ridings Oh, the tempers have started furiously flying at the sight of the assessment letters arriving in the mail! The homeowners in the elite HOA of The Lakes in Visalia, in the Central San Joaquin Valley, are fuming because the private roads need paving (according the property manager and Continue ReadingHave you had to pay a dreaded HOA special assessment?