In Square Lake Hills Assn v Garland, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, Docket No. 350403, issued November, 12, 2020, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of the Oakland County Circuit Court that dismissed a defamation claim brought by a co-owner against a condominium association, individual board members and the […]Read more
HIRZEL LAW WINS SUMMARY DISPOSITION! COURT HOLDS THAT DOG WHO BIT NEIGHBORING CO-OWNER IS A DANGEROUS ANIMAL AND MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE CONDOMINIUM PREMISES.
Joe Wloszek and Katherine Hopkins of Hirzel Law, PLC represented Parkview at Orion Commons Condominium Association. In Parkview at Orion Commons Condominium Association v Rouhan, the Oakland Circuit Court held that a dog who bit a neighboring co-owner is a dangerous animal that must be removed from the condominium premises. The Court determined, on the basis of the parties’ briefs […]Read more
On October 22, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed HB 6030, which was given immediate effect via 2020 PA 236. 2020 PA 236 will provide Michigan condominium and homeowners associations with an immunity defense if a co-owner, tenant or invitee files a civil lawsuit, alleging a tort claim that arises out of COVID-19. When can a […]Read more
The simplicity of creating a social media account for your community association is tempting. After providing just a few pieces of personal information and an e-mail address, your association has joined the other 2.7 billion users on Facebook, 1 billion users on Instagram and 330 million users on Twitter. While creating the social media […]Read more
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Executive Order 2020-175: Governor Whitmer enters new executive order on swimming pool and recreational facility restrictions
Michigan condominium associations and homeowners associations have been struggling with decisions to open swimming pools and other recreational facilities all summer. Many community associations have kept facilities closed for safety and liability reasons. On September 3, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-175 and Executive Order 2020-176, which altered the restrictions on swimming pools and recreational facilities that […]Read more