Portland, OR - Readers who have been following the HOA Detective blog for any length of time should know by now how yours truly feels about the construction defect litigation racket. Thanks in no small part to Oregon's overly lenient statute of limitations, which allows a homeowner association to bring a civil action against a … Continue reading Local Condo Association Receives $3M Construction Defect Settlement For ONE Leaky Door!
Dateline: Portland, OR - Just when you started to think it might be safe to go back in the water the HOA Detective spots a flock of buzzards feasting on another fresh HOA carcass...In this case the "carcass" was yet another hapless condominium association that had fallen victim to a cabal of the usual suspects. … Continue reading The HOA Blotter: June 11, 2017
We closed our last installment with a promise that the next post on this subject would examine a typical construction defect case to better explain how these dramatic tragedies are likely to unfold. As luck would have it, Yours Truly was recently involved in the examination of a local HOA for a client who had … Continue reading Construction Defects & HOAs: Part III
In a previous post the HOA Detective lamented about the cause and effect relationship between HOAs, attorneys who specialize in litigating construction defect cases; the technical consultants who are hired by HOAs to support their legal claims and the remediation contractors who seem to be the only building contractors that are capable of constructing a … Continue reading Construction Defects & HOAs: Part II
As anyone who has spent a fair amount of time working with HOAs probably knows, they can be a somewhat litigious group when compared to society as a whole. Lawsuits must be filed to collect past dues assessments; disgruntled homeowners occasionally sue their own association over one transgression or another; neighbors sue neighbors over rule … Continue reading Construction Defects: The Attorneys & Engineers Full Employment Act