How do the courts feel about scumbag HOAs that attack people who fly the flag?
Judge rewards flagpole lawyer
Article Courtesy of The Palm Beach Post In a rare decision, a judge ordered the homeowners association to pay Silver twice his regular legal fees - a total of $126,225 - after he successfully argued the case against
By Michael Laforgia
Friday, December 01, 2006
Barry Silver took on a long shot when he agreed to represent a Jupiter man against a homeowners association in a tangled legal fight over a flagpole.
On Thursday, after five years of litigation, it paid off.
The Indian Creek Homeowners Association Phase 3B.
Originally, Silver agreed to represent George Andres, a 68-year-old veteran at odds with his neighborhood association over a flagpole he had put in his yard, for free. By the time he came on board, a judge had ruled against Andres, and he and his wife were ordered to pay about $30,000 in attorneys' fees.
An attorney for the association then filed a foreclosure lawsuit because Andres couldn't pay.
Silver got a temporary injunction that kept Andres' American flag flying and then won an appeal that reversed the rulings against Andres. As Silver made the case, he said, he saw a way to argue that the homeowners association should pick up the tab for his services.
THE COURTS ARE NOT ON THE SIDE OF THE HOA BASTARDS.
THE HOA DOUCHBAGS LOST.
DEAL WITH IT.