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November 2017 Archives

Unauthorized Occupants and What to Do

Ok, the Cooperative setting is uniquely awesome because we love our neighbors and know who our co-members are... well, usually. But wait, what happens when we do not recognize our neighbors Not because we have not been friendly or have not introduced ourselves, but because they are not the members!

Student with service dog sues university over ADA violations

Michigan readers may know that some people with disabilities use service animals to help them participate in daily activities. However, keeping a service animal at a living site can raise complications if it exacerbates a roommate's allergies. That is the question currently before a U.S. district court.

Alterations to the Exterior of Dwelling Units

As the long and cold winter months descends upon the Midwest, the fleeting memories of hot and sunny summer days flood our thoughts. For many, having a shady outdoor patio to relax beneath is crucial for survival of those sweaty summer months. One may wish to install an awning, screened in porch, or a shade canopy to achieve the perfect shaded patio for your living space. But Members beware! Before taking steps for such an installation, Members must consult their governing documents. These may restrict various alterations that involve making changes to the dwelling structure, either externally or internally i.e. the same shaded patio you are looking to install. Members must adhere to their governing documents before modifying any general or common element of the Cooperative as most Cooperatives restrict the use of these types of sun-shade mechanisms in the above mentioned governing documents.

The Use of Probation and Conditional Occupancy Agreements in Resolving Litigation

When a cooperative elects to initiate eviction proceedings against a member whose conduct has violated the governing documents - for whatever the reason may be, not every case in a court of law is guaranteed win.  Sometimes key witnesses' testimony will change, sometimes witnesses will refuse to testify (even after issued a subpoena), or unfavorable facts may be unearthed during discovery.  Even if the cooperative has dotted every "i" dotted and crossed every "t," sometimes judges and juries will side with the resident member in an eviction case despite what the law and facts may show.  This is why most civil lawsuits settle. 

The Use of Probation and Conditional Occupancy Agreements in Resolving Litigation

When a cooperative elects to initiate eviction proceedings against a member whose conduct has violated the governing documents - for whatever the reason may be, not every case in a court of law is guaranteed win.  Sometimes key witnesses' testimony will change, sometimes witnesses will refuse to testify (even after issued a subpoena), or unfavorable facts may be unearthed during discovery.  Even if the cooperative has dotted every "i" dotted and crossed every "t," sometimes judges and juries will side with the resident member in an eviction case despite what the law and facts may show.  This is why most civil lawsuits settle. 

The Use of Probation and Conditional Occupancy Agreements in Resolving Litigation

When a cooperative elects to initiate eviction proceedings against a member whose conduct has violated the governing documents - for whatever the reason may be, not every case in a court of law is guaranteed win.  Sometimes key witnesses' testimony will change, sometimes witnesses will refuse to testify (even after issued a subpoena), or unfavorable facts may be unearthed during discovery.  Even if the cooperative has dotted every "i" dotted and crossed every "t," sometimes judges and juries will side with the resident member in an eviction case despite what the law and facts may show.  This is why most civil lawsuits settle. 

The Use of Probation and Conditional Occupancy Agreements in Resolving Litigation

When a cooperative elects to initiate eviction proceedings against a member whose conduct has violated the governing documents - for whatever the reason may be, not every case in a court of law is guaranteed win.  Sometimes key witnesses' testimony will change, sometimes witnesses will refuse to testify (even after issued a subpoena), or unfavorable facts may be unearthed during discovery.  Even if the cooperative has dotted every "i" dotted and crossed every "t," sometimes judges and juries will side with the resident member in an eviction case despite what the law and facts may show.  This is why most civil lawsuits settle. 

The Use of Probation and Conditional Occupancy Agreements in Resolving Litigation

When a cooperative elects to initiate eviction proceedings against a member whose conduct has violated the governing documents - for whatever the reason may be, not every case in a court of law is guaranteed win.  Sometimes key witnesses' testimony will change, sometimes witnesses will refuse to testify (even after issued a subpoena), or unfavorable facts may be unearthed during discovery.  Even if the cooperative has dotted every "i" dotted and crossed every "t," sometimes judges and juries will side with the resident member in an eviction case despite what the law and facts may show.  This is why most civil lawsuits settle. 

The Use of Probation and Conditional Occupancy Agreements in Resolving Litigation

When a cooperative elects to initiate eviction proceedings against a member whose conduct has violated the governing documents - for whatever the reason may be, not every case in a court of law is guaranteed win.  Sometimes key witnesses' testimony will change, sometimes witnesses will refuse to testify (even after issued a subpoena), or unfavorable facts may be unearthed during discovery.  Even if the cooperative has dotted every "i" dotted and crossed every "t," sometimes judges and juries will side with the resident member in an eviction case despite what the law and facts may show.  This is why most civil lawsuits settle. 

The Use of Probation and Conditional Occupancy Agreements in Resolving Litigation

When a cooperative elects to initiate eviction proceedings against a member whose conduct has violated the governing documents - for whatever the reason may be, not every case in a court of law is guaranteed win.  Sometimes key witnesses' testimony will change, sometimes witnesses will refuse to testify (even after issued a subpoena), or unfavorable facts may be unearthed during discovery.  Even if the cooperative has dotted every "i" dotted and crossed every "t," sometimes judges and juries will side with the resident member in an eviction case despite what the law and facts may show.  This is why most civil lawsuits settle. 

Car dealership faces lawsuit

Sometimes, when people think of business litigation, they envision a massive corporation or multinational company. However, it is important to keep in mind that lawsuits can create challenges for those who own smaller businesses as well. Moreover, the potential consequences of a lawsuit can be particularly damaging for a local business or small company that is already struggling to stay afloat. In certain instances, these types of business owners may not have the resources to defend themselves properly.

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