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

Posted in Liability

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 category… Continue Reading

Departing Condominium Board Member Must Relinquish Keys Within Five Days

Posted in Managers (CAMS), Operations, Reader Q&A

Question: Recently, our association’s president resigned and took a job with our management company at another complex. While our office manager was on vacation this former president was in her office for a few hours. If he resigned doesn’t he have to turn in his key to the office. He has no business in there…. Continue Reading

What Access Should A Board Member Have To Official Records?

Posted in Official Records

Two attorneys with our law firm recently had the pleasure of presenting at the September 26th Florida Community Association Journal Expo a class entitled Covering Your Assets: Avoiding Board Member Liability.  One of the questions that came up at that presentation was whether a Manager had to give a Board Member access to Official Records,… Continue Reading

Attorney-Client Privilege Exists Beyond Litigation

Posted in Reader Q&A

Question: I am on a condominium association board. Recently, we had an owner (who is also a board member) request access to any written correspondence between the association and its attorney during the past several years. The association has not been involved in any actual or threatened litigation during this period of time.  Are these… Continue Reading