HOA Paid Berding | Weil $14,890 to Deny A Homeowner Access to Records
July 9, 2010
See Berding | Weil Attorney Totally Rebuked in the End
Here we have another example of a homeowner making a request for association documents, being ignored by the board of directors, and then Berding | Weil sticking their big nose into a homeowner's business and deny that homeowner their lawful access to those records. SHAME!
Association Thumbs Nose at Homeowner
But of course, the homeowners association makes their usual attempt at thwarting the homeowner. The HOA, on the advice of Berding | Weil in a "privileged and confidential" letter, attempted to move the matter out of Small Claims Court and into Superior Court.
Why? So ther lawyers, Berding | Weil could drag themselves into the melee and make more moolah?
Note to Berding | Weil: Your client waived privilege. Don't even try.
And Here's The Yummy Part
The judge smacks Berding | Weil attorney Sandra Bonato's arguments into last week. Bubbye.
And How Much Did Berding | Weil Charge?
The answer is in this letter:
It's right there --
Wow. Great for the billable hours, huh, B | W? As for the homeowners in the HOAs, not so great.
Why do lawyers do this when it's clearly in the bylaws of most if not all HOAs, and it's clearly spelled out in California Civil Code. Do you think it's to make money?