• Dos and Don’ts for Your Community Association’s Social Media Accounts

  • Court of Appeals Rules The Court’s Evidentiary Gatekeeping Role Applies to Evidence Presented to Support a Request for an Emotional Support Animal

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  • Executive Order 2020-175: Governor Whitmer enters new executive order on swimming pool and recreational facility restrictions

           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

One of the benefits provided by the VA is the VA

Electronic cigarettes (or “e-cigarettes”) were first introduced into the U.S. market in the mid-2000s (see here) but only recently garnered national attention when e-cigarette smokers began developing mysterious lung injuries, some of which have been fatal

Introduction For many people, purchasing a home is the largest investment

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In DeCaminada v Hammond, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued February 18, 2020 (Docket No. 345847), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the co-owners of a site condominium unit who constructed a larger

It is estimated that at least 400,000 neighborhoods throughout the

               In Square Lake Hills Assn v Garland, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals,  Docket No. 350403, issued November, 12, 2020, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld a ruling of the Oakland County Circuit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,

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.

In Estate of Romig by Kooman v Boulder Bluff Condominiums Units 73-123, 125-146, Inc, No. 347653, issued October 15, 2020 (Docket Nos. 347653 & 348254), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that a condominium association’s alleged denial of a request to install a railing to accommodate a disabled person did not constitute discrimination in a “real estate transaction” under the Michigan Persons with Disabilities Civil Rights Acts, (PWDCRA), MCL 37.1101 et seq.

On May 24, 2019, Rep. Sarah Anthony introduced HB 4676 in order to make it easier for Michigan condominium associations and homeowners associations to remove discriminatory provisions from a covenant, declaration or master deed.  42 U.S.C.

In Michigan, many condominium documents contain a limitation that a

WXYZ Detroit (Channel 7) recently interviewed Kevin Hirzel regarding the debate over HOA's.  The interview discusses the pros and cons of Homeowner's Associations, what you need to know before entering into binding agreements with your association

Condominium associations and homeowners associations collect assessments from homeowners earmarked

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