Reasonable Modifications and Reasonable Accommodations and the Importance To Community Associations

There is a common misconception that community associations, which include homeowners associations and condominium associations are not required to “make accommodations” for disabled individuals. While it is true that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) may not be applicable to community associations unless, for example, the facilities of the applicable association are open to the

HUD Substantially Extends Possible Harassment Liability for Condominium and Homeowners Associations

All associations should be aware of a regulation promulgated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), which directly impacts community association with no exemptions. The regulation went into effect on October 14, 2016 and pertains to liability for discriminatory housing practices, found at 24 C.F.R. §100.7, which is now part of the Fair

What’s in a Contract? The fine print matters.

Many small business owners are at a loss when it comes to the legal aspects of their enterprise.  They may be experts in their field, but they are usually not attorneys, so when they come to our firm seeking to enforce a contract that has been breached by one of their clients or customers, we

Worker’s Compensation or Tort Claim? Why Not Both?

An employee involved in an accident while working may have a worker’s compensation claim. But what if the accident is caused by a third party? Is there a claim against him? And if so, can the injured worker also file a worker’s compensation claim? First, the basics. Before the laws establishing worker’s compensation claims were

Radon in Condominium Communities

An issue that comes up from time to time for us is the question of who is responsible for radon mitigation in the event radon is detected in a condominium community. The short answer is, “It depends.” This firm believes that the detection of radon is not a casualty event governed by § 11-114 of

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