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Sunshine Law Applies to Interviews

Q:        Recently my condominium association’s board held interviews with proposed new landscaping companies. All of the board members were present for the meetings. However, there was no notice posted and unit owners were not invited to attend. When questioned, the president of the board said that it was not a board meeting, …

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Volunteer Help: Friend or Foe to a Community?

Many community associations face substantial budgetary shortfalls on a yearly basis. As such, the use of volunteer labor may look like an attractive proposition to some associations. While saving money should be of paramount importance, not all free glitter is gold. In fact, relying on volunteer help may expose a community association to certain …

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Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Community Association Workplace

Sexual harassment is not often thought about in the context of community association law.  The reality, however, is that the number of sexual harassment claims brought against community associations has skyrocketed in recent years, making it imperative that a community association know everything it can about the law to shield itself from these types …

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Stopping the Limitations Clock in Bank Foreclosures – Bartram v. U.S. Bank

Associations across Florida have anxiously awaited the Florida Supreme Court’s decision in Bartram v. U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n, 2016 WL 6538647 (Fla., November 3, 2016).  While the underlying facts in Bartram are somewhat convoluted, the relevant question before the Florida Supreme Court was whether the five (5) year statute …

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