Good one PNG!PNGMK wrote:The power of the small claims court should not be under estimated.
Yep, it's not uncommon in residents committees - 'bush lawyers' is spot on. Such people are a danger to themselves and to the funds they are duty-bound to wisely manage on behalf of others.PNGMK wrote:I sit on the MC and I have never seen such a bunch of blowhard bush lawyers claim she had no legal claim and no standing.
FWIW it's my understanding that even if she was in arrears it would not impact the validity of any claim, like the one she made.PNGMK wrote:I kept reminding them that this woman is a co-owner and pays her contributions on time.
Nice People like this are a danger to those they have been appointed to represent.PNGMK wrote: They still claimed they would take it all the way to the supreme court and destroy her with legal fees. In the mean time the idiotic MA lawyer was talking them up
Exactly.PNGMK wrote: - even as I kept reminding them that the SC doesn't like lawyers and almost always pushes for a fair and quick settlement - and that the SC judgements are not easy to appeal (the court has to give leave and that must be based on a mistake in evidence or procedure etc).
Three sessions, when one is meant to be enough for the typical case. Yes, that would have p'd the magistrate right off. The lawyer again stringing it out to churn fees.PNGMK wrote:After THREE court sessions the magistrate had enough. He told the MA lawyer that there was no evidence against my neighbor making a fraudulent or invalid claim (The MC Chairman insists that the compressors were not working prior to the flooding with no evidence).
Lol - nice.PNGMK wrote: So they settled - way above what I had negotiated with her on the side for a MC settlement. I'm curious to know what the costs for the MA lawyer will be - I bet the bastards will try to charge our MCST as well.
What is the base the MC operates on? Any agreement? Or they are just elected by the owners and the responsibility is not defined? Are they paid for doing their job?JR8 wrote:Your point 2. But if the MC knew the drains were a problem, and they damaged a residents property then surely they have a liability? Sounds like negligence on their part to me. Isn't there insurance in place for such things? Or won't the insurance pay out due to director negligence?
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