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CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

CAN AN ASSOCIATION LIMIT YOUR RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

Can an association restrict an individual’s right to bear arms? The answer, though nuanced, is likely in the affirmative. An association’s board has wide authority under the governing documents to restrict everything from paint color to holiday decorations, as long as...
LANDLORD TENANT ISSUES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

LANDLORD TENANT ISSUES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

The novel coronavirus disease (“COVID-19”) has impacted nearly every aspect of life, including residential housing. People living in communal living spaces and apartment buildings need to take particular care to prevent and address community spread. Landlords and...
KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW ON LAW AND CRIME NETWORK, COVID-19 LAW Q&A

KEVIN HIRZEL’S INTERVIEW ON LAW AND CRIME NETWORK, COVID-19 LAW Q&A

Law & Crime Network recently interviewed Kevin Hirzel regarding national issues that are arising due to the Covid-19 crisis . In this Q & A, Kevin Hirzel addresses rent and mortgage concerns, loan modifications, State Executive Orders and Federal stimulus...
COURT RULES SITE CONDOMINIUM UNIT WAS REBUILT IN ACCORDANCE WITH MASTER DEED

COURT RULES SITE CONDOMINIUM UNIT WAS REBUILT IN ACCORDANCE WITH MASTER DEED

In DeCaminada v Hammond, unpublished opinion of the Court of Appeals, issued February 18, 2020 (Docket No. 345847), the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the co-owners of a site condominium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 home, after losing their home in a fire, had...
HOW TO HANDLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COLLECTIONS IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

HOW TO HANDLE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION COLLECTIONS IN THE AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

On March 10, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-4 and declared a State of Emergency in the State of Michigan related to the respiratory disease novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  On March 13, President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency. ...
Does Your Community Association Have a Vaping Problem?

Does Your Community Association Have a Vaping Problem?

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 (see here)....