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Estoppel Bill Approved by Governor and Remaining Community Association Bills Presented to the Governor

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Yesterday, the Governor approved SB 398, Relating to Estoppel Certificates.  The effective date of the new law is July 1, 2017.  If you would like to hear more about the estoppel bill, please watch the video or read the summary below.

Also yesterday, HB 653, Relating to Community Associations, by Rep. Moraitis, …

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Donna DiMaggio Berger Interview on WLRN Topical Currents Segment: Landmark Association Laws

WLRN 91.3FM’s Topical Currents “At Your Service”
Donna DiMaggio Berger

Condo and association law shareholder Donna DiMaggio Berger was the featured guest on WLRN 91.3FM’s Topical Currents “At Your Service” edition on Wednesday, June 7. Donna discussed what board members, managers and residents need to know about landmark association laws just passed by the Florida Legislature, including how to avoid the new criminal …

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Becker & Poliakoff Wins Multi-Million Dollar Jury Verdict In Landmark Construction Case

Big. Win.

Becker & Poliakoff secured a landmark $9 million-plus jury verdict Thursday against a subsidiary of Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: HOV). The award includes punitive (treble) damages for violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and also entitles the plaintiff to recover attorneys’ fees, costs and prejudgment interest. The jury found that …

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Donna DiMaggio Berger Upcoming Interview on WLRN 91.3FM Topical Currents Segment

Don’t miss shareholder, Donna DiMaggio Berger, the featured guest on WLRN 91.3FM Topical Currents this Wednesday, June 7, from 1-2pm. Donna will discuss what board members, managers and residents need to know about landmark association laws just passed by the Florida Legislature, including how to avoid the new criminal penalties attached …

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Community Association Board Members Can be Considered Limited Purpose Public Figures in Defamation Cases

There is a growing body of case law around the country which would make it more difficult for an allegedly defamed community association board member to successfully pursue his or her day in court. Is a community association board member an average, private citizen or is a community association board member really a special …

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