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Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Friday, March 22, 2013 | Court Decisions

After a five-week trial, a California jury found the Bella Palermo Homeowners Association negligent for failing to resolve a second-hand smoke dispute between neighbors at a Trabuco Canyon condominium project.  The plaintiffs were awarded just over $15,000 for their claim that the...

Written By David A. Firmin | Thursday, March 21, 2013 | State Legislation

This morning the Colorado Legislative Action Committee held a legislative update breakfast.  Generally speaking, the speakers conveyed that the legislature was expressing that “consumer protection” was the name of the game this year.  It was also noted that their seemed to be a current mood in the legislature of “getting things done”

and that, with the exception of the...

Written By David A. Firmin | Wednesday, March 20, 2013 | State Legislation

Last week the House introduced HB 13-1249 which is a bill that attempts to clean up the foreclosure issues that have plagued residential lenders.  The Bill’s stated purpose is:

“Concerning...

Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Condo Owner Magazine recently posted a tragic story about a 14-year old boy who fell off his skateboard and was hit by a vehicle.  The magazine reports that after building substantial speed he came down an elevated ramp in the condo parking garage,...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, March 15, 2013 | State Legislation

Having failed to garner enough support even to be amended and pass out of the House Committee on Business, Labor, Economic, & Workforce Development, the Homeowner’s Insurance Reform Act of 2013 was thought to have been effectively laid to...

Written By Ashley M. Nichols | Thursday, March 14, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

Recently, I wrote about when an association should consider forgiveness of an owner’s debt.  Once the association decides to forgive an owner’s debt, then what?  First, the amount will actually be...

Written By Loura K. Sanchez | Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

With more and more talk at the federal level about immigration reform, most employers are focused on federal compliance when hiring.  Specifically the I-9 form created in the 1980s to stem the tide of illegal immigration. Don’t forget to use the new I-9 form which became effective March 8, 2013!



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Written By Melissa M. Garcia | Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | Community Associations Miscellaneous

David Firmin and Loura Sanchez were each quoted in different articles in the March/April edition of Common Ground.

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Written By David A. Firmin | Monday, March 11, 2013 | State Legislation

In the middle of the continued debates over more controversial items, HB 1137 became the first bill impacting common interest communities to cross the finish line and become law.  HB 1237 was signed by Governor Hickenlooper on March 8, 2013...

Written By David A. Firmin | Friday, March 8, 2013 | State Legislation

As we enter into the middle of March, legislation that will survive the House and Senate is starting to take shape.  On the side of the legislation that will move forward is HB 1137 which was approved by the Senate on March 5, 2013, and has...

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