Nevada Trash!

There’s no other word to describe it. As the husband of a severely handicapped woman, I seethe with anger whenever I see abuse of the elderly, or abuse of the handicapped.

A lawsuit has just been filed in Las Vegas, Nevada by two handicapped elderly women, both military veterans, who are being hounded out of their HOA because they bought a van to accommodate their respective disabilities.

Illegal Handicap Van

Illegal Handicap Van

Board members of the Spanish Steps Lakeside – Park View Estates Homeowners Association have decided the van used by the women is an illegal commercial vehicle despite the fact that it has handicap placards. The women have endured two years of threats, fines, liens and lawsuits.

Is the Americans with Disabilities Act not written in clear enough language for HOA bullies to understand? I guess once you’re elected as a gorilla on the HOA board, your DNA actually undergoes changes. At any rate, the lawsuit linked below is worth reading.

(link to new handicap access lawsuit in Las Vegas)


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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.

6 thoughts on “Nevada Trash!

  1. AngelaB

    I can’t believe this HOA wants to go there. These homeowners are clearly disabled and that is clearly a personal vehicle. I guess the HOA want to make everyone pay for their stupidity.

  2. tom dee

    People have to understand that board members do not risk any personal loss. The other homeowners will pay the bills and any settlement. The board members might actually have their hands in the pocket of the lawyer who handles the case for the homeowners association. Nothing to lose they might as well ignore the law. It is a shame that personal jail time could not be part of the persons with disability act. The fear of quality time living with Bubba might be just what the members need to spark the humanity part of the their otherwise black souls.

  3. Jill Schweitzer

    And what does the ‘expert’ advice – attorney say to? Wonder how much money he has made so far? What a way to represent the HOA, just let the board discriminate and once again, the owners are the ones who lose and pay for this behavior.


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