Category Archives: General
On July 1, 2015, with the unwavering support of my family, I take a hiatus from my twenty-year practice of law. From judicial law clerk to associate at an excellent law firm, to a brief (legal pun intended) fling with … Continue reading
Now on to The Hague….
In Crystal Ridge Homeowners Assn v. City of Bothell, 89533-3 (Wash. February 12, 2015), the Washington State Supreme Court held that Snohomish County and its successor the City of Bothell assumed responsibility for maintaining drainage pipes based on a recorded plat … Continue reading
Washington State Supreme Court Denies Review in Curt Casey v. Sudden Valley Community Association
Washington State Supreme Court Denies Review in Curt Casey, et al. v. Sudden Valley Community Association by Brian P. McLean Our Supreme Court denied review yesterday in Curt Casey, et al. v. Sudden Valley Community Association. The Court of Appeals … Continue reading
SB 5236 was introduced on 1/16/2015. Main sponsors are Senators Sheldon and Rivers. Referred to Committee. The bill would amend RCW 64.38.025(3) and require that for associations with membership of two thousand or more that the budget be “ratified or rejected … Continue reading
Community Associations Institute Opposes Federal Legislation on Ham Radios. Agree or Disagree?
Community Associations Institute Opposes Federal Legislation on Ham Radios. Agree or Disagree? Click here for more information.
It’s Here. Washington State’s Common Interest Ownership Act
It’s Here. Washington State’s Common Interest Ownership Act by Brian P. McLean Senate Bill (SB) 5263 – the Washington State Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act – was introduced on January 16, 2015, in the State Legislature and referred to the Financial … Continue reading
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LET US HEREBY RESOLVE, to Elect Board Members
LET US HEREBY RESOLVE, to Elect Board Members By Brian P. McLean, JD, CCAL Most associations don’t have a good written election policy. Granted, the association’s original articles of incorporation and bylaws may take perfunctory stabs at describing when elections … Continue reading
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Purity of Bloodline Rule for Condo Boards
Purity of Bloodline Rule for Condo Boards by Brian P. McLean According to the Onion, a satirical online magazine and by their own admission, “America’s Finest News Source,” a condo association in Florida has adopted “strict rules of peerage mandat[ing] that … Continue reading
Club Envy of Spokane – The Statute of Limitations Disappearing Act
Club Envy of Spokane, LLC v. The Ridpath Tower Condominium Association, 31913-0-III (Wn. App. Nov 18, 2014) The Ridpath Tower Condominium Association, by and through its president Greg Jeffreys, executed a second amendment that divided a unit spanning twelve floors, … Continue reading
Judge C.C. Bridgewater – In Memoriam
Judge C. C. Bridgewater died July 20, 2014. We will miss him. He was a philosopher, a statesman, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a family man. He was my friend. We will miss his kindness, his opinions, his thoughtful … Continue reading