Attorney fees

Darcy Spears nails it about abusive HOA foreclosures

Lucky buyer got a half million dollar house for $30,000… but he’s getting an even bigger windfall He won’t make a mortgage payment – an HOA sale extinguishes the bank’s right to foreclose according to the Nevada Supreme Court He may not pay property taxes. The bank will probably keep paying them property taxes while …

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“Heads will roll if lips aren’t sealed about GM pay”

Or, anyway, that was the threat, before… Contact13’s Darcy Spears highlighted Sun City Anthem’s excessive executive compensation on the “HOA Hall of Shame” on Channel 13 action news last Thursday. Threatened with legal action? Really? Did you catch that report at the end of the video? Neither the GM or the Board would even answer KTNV’s …

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Part 2: Secret meetings in general

This is the second part of my 6/6/18 email to the NRED Chief Investigator and Ombudsman to clarify NRED’s process for ensuring that 1. the rights of homeowners in HOAs are protected, 2. Nevada statutes are uniformly enforced, and 3. Board members or HOA agents suffer consequences when they fail to act as fiduciaries. Issa …

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If they had only known… Part 3

Owners pay a high price for Board ignorance Basic ground rules the Board must learn by heart Association exists to serve the owners. Board exists to speak for the owners. Board may hire agents to act on behalf of owners. Association does not exist to serve the Board or management. Owners pay even when the …

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Why SCA now pays so much in unnecessary legal fees

Adam Clarkson trained the Board, and he has convinced them that the budget doesn’t matter when it comes to legal fees. The Board, following Rex’s leadership, foolishly insisted that the 2017 Board training be conducted in secret by Adam Clarkson. Despite the excellent free training programs available through NRED, the Board refused to allow owners …

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SCA Board officer selection orchestrated again

Officer elections over in a flash No competition No owner input No surprise No hope  President            Bob Burch Vice president   Rex Weddle Secretary           Candace Karrow Treasurer           Forrest Quinn Why was last year’s officer election so bitter? Simple answer. I committed the ultimate …

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Paying attorneys to disappear political opponents

Lesson 3 – Create a false narrative to win or as Chuck Lorre, the creator of Big Bang Theory crudely put it in Vanity Card #586: (Quote redacted) Item 11 E – Quarterly Litigation Reports Now that I have your attention, let’s discuss how item 11 E – quarterly litigation reports – is an example …

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Being serviced by SCA attorneys is painful and pricey

This is the second blog in a series about lessons learned at the April 26 Board meeting. Lesson 2- When we don’t get what we paid for, we should send it back. This blog is about how it is always “lose-lose” when the SCA Board abdicates to attorneys instead of being guided by: common sense, …

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Board meeting as self-serving bully pulpit

Lesson 1 from April 26 BOD meeting “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know. It’s what we know for sure that just ain’t so.”                                             -Mark Twain Blame the bloggers At …

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