A civil war via lawsuit

On January 31, 2001, the Edgewater Isle Master Association sued the Edgewater Isle Edgewater Isle North Homeowners Association for $34,221. Master Association maintained for years that Edgewater Isle Edgewater Isle North Homeowners Association owed the duty of collecting dues and reimbursing for that and other items. Edgewater Isle North Homeowners Association maintained that Master Association never provided documentation detailing why that amount was owed.

excerpt from lawsuit Edgewater Isle Master Homeowners Association filed against Edgewater Isle North Homeowners Association

Wasteful spending at its most creative, but maybe Edgewater Isle Master had to make up for some of that $100,000 they spent settling an assault lawsuit. Instead, the boards each lawyered up, and the lawyers collected fees. It's a great deal for the lawyers, but every North homeowner should have been outraged to pay two law firms who pretended to "represent the homeowners" in this riduculous lawsuit. How much did all of these attorneys make, and those North homeowners had to foot both ends of the bill on that one?

After Edgewater Isle North agreed it owed money, they paid with a check that bounced. *Twice.

Edgewater Isle North bounced check

Do the Boards of Directors play nice together yet? (Answer: no. And: no, again.)

12 years later, Master and North Associations have a meeting

Nearly 12 years after the two associations settled their dispute, the North and Master Associations held a two-hour meeting on Thursday, August 22, 2013 to discuss how the two associations can "improve board-to-board communication." Which clearly shows that lessons learned (in theory) 12 years ago are lost as board members come and go.

The North had been holding "executive session" meetings to discuss "legal issues." Perhaps those meetings were to discuss the Master Association's failure to pay dues on the condo the Master Association foreclosed on. Either way, it is best for all involved that the Associations hash it out instead of making money for their lawyers.


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