US DISTRICT COURT RULES THAT PRIOR RECORDED CONDOMINIUM LIEN TAKES PRIORITY OVER FEDERAL TAX LIEN TO THE EXTENT OF THE AMOUNT STATED IN THE LIEN NOTICE

US DISTRICT COURT RULES THAT PRIOR RECORDED CONDOMINIUM LIEN TAKES PRIORITY OVER FEDERAL TAX LIEN TO THE EXTENT OF THE AMOUNT STATED IN THE LIEN NOTICE

In Yarmouth Commons Ass’n v Norwood, et al., 299 F. Supp.3d 862 (E.D. Mich., 2017), the United States District Court held that a prior recorded condominium lien had priority over a federal tax lien but only to the extent of the amount stated in the lien notice. Facts...
Is it Time to Revisit Restrictions on Home-Based Businesses in Condominium Associations?

Is it Time to Revisit Restrictions on Home-Based Businesses in Condominium Associations?

What do Apple Computer, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and the Ford Motor Company all have in common? These corporations all started out as home-based businesses.  With recent technological gains, more individuals are not only working from home but, in fact, more than half of...
Browning-Ferris Industries of California (#32-RC-109684): Fundamentally Altering the Employee / Employer Relationship  between Community Associations and their  Management Companies and Independent Contractors

Browning-Ferris Industries of California (#32-RC-109684): Fundamentally Altering the Employee / Employer Relationship between Community Associations and their Management Companies and Independent Contractors

Until last year, condominium and homeowner associations and their management companies understood the relationship between an employer and its employees and who would be considered the employer of those employees.  However, a 2015 ruling by the National Labor...