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HOA President Sues Members

    A San Antonio homeowners’ association is in the middle of a courtroom battle with fees already reaching $80,000.  The president of the association filed suit after several dissatisfied members held a special meeting to oust her.  Evidently the president closed board meetings to the association members and failed to respond to members’ requests to review documents (this right was discussed in a previous article).  Members feel that the president is abusing her power by keeping board business heavily guarded and using intimidation to maintain her control.

    The president contends that the special meeting was invalid for want of sufficient votes and she brought suit to stop it.  She also explains that the meetings were closed because they were “getting out of control.”  The association members are enraged at the costly litigation expenses, which will end up coming out of the association’s wallet.

    An association’s bylaws provide the responsibilities of board members and the proper course of action if these responsibilities are not being fulfilled.  Although litigation can sometimes be necessary, it is typically a last resort. Associations can also consider alternative dispute resolution such as arbitration and mediation to come to an amicable resolution of problems that cannot be resolved within the association. 

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