CalHomeLaw is a subscription-paid site only, and that’s a shame. But I’ll send as many people their direction as I can.
Their latest offering is about SLAPP lawsuits, or Strategic Lawsuits to Stop Public Participation. Thousands, even tens of thousands of these lawsuits are filed each year to intimidate people from exercising their First Amendment rights. People in Homeowners Associations are primary targets.
If you ask to see the HOA’s financial budgets, you’re liable to get SLAPPED.
If you question the legality of a board or management company’s actions, believe me, you’ll get SLAPPED.
If you say, “Hey, that’s not fair!” You’ll get SLAPPED. You’ve got to hire a lawyer and go to court.
There’s a California law against SLAPP suits. The law should be federal. And it should have huge sanctions against lawyers who take part.
There’s zero chance of that happening, since most people in Congress are lawyers who benefit from filing SLAPP suits.
Still, there is a God. And we can pray for such a miracle.