Info Bytes 04.07.22
CIC Info Bytes are frequent, succinct updates that provide educational and engagement opportunities to help your community thrive!
A Note About Ukraine
The people of Ukraine are undergoing tremendous displacement from their homes coupled with loss of life, tragedy and suffering. You can pledge to support the people of Ukraine in 30 seconds and learn more about ways to provide direct support to organizations making a difference there.
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Updated with succinct case law quotes from major decisions.
Don't conceal. Reveal!
Bangerter v. Hat Island Community Association went all the way to the WA Supreme Court. The results are a reaffirmation of the principles of duty of care.
Electronic Ballots are Great, but they must Conform to the Bylaws
In Guiterrez vs. Board of Managers, an electronic balloting system was found to have violated the Bylaws because directed proxies were non-revocable.
Many CICs have proxy requirements built into their governing documents (typically located in the bylaws). View these example bylaws to learn more.
Waiver of Liability is Limited
Given specific circumstances where an association fails in its duty to maintain a component, a waiver of liability may not provide a comprehensive shield from all claims.
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