Here We Go Again! HOA Lawyers Siphoning Off Your Money!

Yes, it’s the old American Flag dispute again. Across the country homeowners have been winning disputes when the HOA lawyers decide flags are illegal. But states have begunĀ  passing laws to keep the HOA lawn Nazis from hassling patriotic homeowners.

The dispute in Forrest Lake Townhouse Association in Texas flag involved veteran Billy Martin. He complained to the board the community flag was looking tattered. They did nothing to improve things so he put up his own flag to display Old Glory.

The HOA began fining him two hundred bucks a day. Two years earlier, after another HOA ordered a homeowner to rip down his flag, the Texas legislature passed a law saying flying the American flag was a right, even in Homeowners Associations.

THE LAW IS ALREADY ON THE BOOKS! So why is this new Homeowners Association challenging the law?

In the story linked below you’ll see a completely frivolous lawsuit and the lengths the lawyers are going to stretch out their case and build up their billable hours.


(click here for Chronicle article)


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Ward Lucas is a longtime investigative journalist and television news anchor. He has won more than 70 national and regional awards for Excellence in Journalism, Creative Writing and community involvement. His new book, "Neighbors At War: the Creepy Case Against Your Homeowners Association," is now available for purchase. In it, he discusses the American homeowners association movement, from its racist origins, to its transformation into a lucrative money machine for the nation's legal industry. From scams to outright violence to foreclosures and neighborhood collapses across the country, the reader will find this book enormously compelling and a necessary read for every homeowner. Knowledge is self-defense. No homeowner contemplating life in an HOA should neglect reading this book. No HOA board officer should overlook this examination of the pitfalls in HOA management. And no lawyer representing either side in an HOA dispute should gloss over what homeowners are saying or believing about the lawsuit industry.

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