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Two Days Community Associations Make The News for Unusual Reasons

Condo boards and home owner associations usually don’t make headlines.  But sometimes they do and we have had a month filled with some unusual events.
First, in South Jersey we actually have a person who lost a condo board election filing a lawsuit to challenge the results.
Most boards don’t have enough people volunteering for office to end up with truly contested elections.   And as one who has served multiple times let me say these positions can best be described as “thankless,”  so filing a real lawsuit after losing is truly uncommon.
The Ocean Club homeowners association n Atlantic City is being sued by someone who seeming lost by 2:1.   This suit will undoubtedly cost the association money even if it has insurance that covers this because at a minimum the deductible will have to paid.   It’s hard to believe that someone who lost this kind of race will spend a lot of money on this kind of lawsuit.  But live and learn.
And in Atlanta a homeowner association resident is accused of murdering an employee of the management company.   Apparently this suspect sued this same person, along with a former employer and that suit was dismissed by the court.   What an  unbelievable , horrible event.
Which leads me to wonder:  how many other association employees have been threatened with violence?  Was this truly unique or is more of this happening ?  We don’t hear much about this and is that because it is rare or just not reported.
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