7 Reasons to Avoid Litigation in Association Disputes
Partner Keri C. Mehling’s article on 7 Reasons to Avoid Litigation in Association Disputes was featured in the Building Management Hawaii November 2019 issue. See below for featured article. Click here to be directed to the featured magazine on Building Management Hawaii’s website.
Tragic Fire Motivates Legislators to Reconsider Mandatory Retrofitting in Older Apartment Buildings
The tragic fire that broke out on Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Marco Polo Apartments in Honolulu has catalyzed action on the part of Hawaii’s legislators to mandate retrofitting of high-rise apartments to include automatic fire sprinklers. The fire, which broke out on the 26th floor, quickly spread to multiple units in the high-rise […]
Deck Collapse in Connecticut Injuring 30 Students: Shows Need for Regular Structural Inspections
Unfortunately, we can all picture this scene. On a Saturday night (September 10, 2016 to be exact), college students at a three-story house owned by Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut were having a house party. About 50-60 students were on the decks off the third, second and first floors, having a good time, when the […]
Good Board Conduct: Knowing Your Obligations and Fiduciary Duties
Serving on a board of directors for an association – a voluntary job – has stringent requirements. The below list identifies for the board of directors their obligations and fiduciary duties to the association. Failure to fulfill these obligations could lead to a lawsuit against the association, the board, and even you personally. The obligations […]