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Spartan Building alleges condo association never paid for work completed (LA)

A building company is seeking damages of more than $300,000 for work completed.  Spartan Building Corp. filed a suit May 31 against Chardonnay Village Condominium Association Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court alleging an open account.    Read the

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People evacuated after Shreveport condo catches fire (LA)

Shreveport Fire Battalion Chief Gary Ralph says the fire started on the first floor of one of the condos.  The building was evacuated and the tenants made it out safely before firefighters arrived.   Read the article………….

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Shenandoah Estates subdivision homeowners receive American flags in yards (LA)

American flags have been provided free of charge to the residents of Shenandoah Estates for display from Memorial Day through Independence Day.  The Shenandoah Estates Crime Prevention and Improvement District and the Shenandoah Estates Homeowners Association sponsored the 12-inch by

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Shreveport contractor helps group escape condo fire, hailed a hero (LA)

A passerby is now a hero after he helped a group of strangers escape a burning condo in East Shreveport.  It happened just before 5 p.m. Tuesday at East Kings Court Complex in the 1800 block of East Kings Highway.

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Bossier neighborhood takes parking complaint to parish government (LA)

Fed up with street parking they say causes safety and convenience issues, residents of the Rosedale Place neighborhood in Bossier City have taken their grievances to the parish government in hopes of finding an enforceable resolution.  Representatives from the Rosedale

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After arrest, Home Owner’s Association dues theft serves as example

It has been almost four years since allegations arose about the Belair Homeowners’ Association possibly falling victim to Laura Kozma, a former employee.  Monday, the AG’s Office arrested Kozma for theft over $25,000, money laundering over $20,000 and bank fraud.

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Slidell woman arrested for stealing from homeowners’ association (LA)

Attorney General Jeff Landry’s Office has arrested a Slidell woman for felony theft in excess of $25,000, Money Laundering over $20,000 and Bank Fraud.  Laura Kozma was booked into the St. Tammany Jail Monday following an investigation by the Louisiana

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Traçage condos rebrand, eye construction as legal woes end (LA)

After more than 10 years of delays and over a half dozen lawsuits from neighbors, a Warehouse District high-rise condo complex is moving forward with a new name and fewer developers.  Spectrum Capital, the financial arm of the former Tracage

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New Orleans to put off charging residents for balconies and overhangs while reviewing law

City Hall will hold off for a month on charging New Orleans property owners for balconies, galleries, steps and other architectural features that encroach on city sidewalks, administration officials said Friday.  The fight over whether property owners must pay for

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People who say contractor Matthew Morris defrauded them before August flood decry lack of state help

More than a year before authorities across the Baton Rouge area accused contractor Matthew Morris of defrauding over two dozen clients with homes ruined by the August flood, Donna and Doug Cox filed a 92-page complaint with the state Attorney

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Some residents in N.O. East subdivison say police aren’t investigating rash of break-ins (LA)

Homeowners in the Lake Carmel subdivision say several break-ins have happened in their neighborhood and police are not investigating.  “We have nothing. We don’t have patrol cars,” says Ronald Walker, Vice President of the Eastern New Orleans Homeowners Association.  Ronald

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Multiple calls to fix growing sinkhole gone unanswered (LA)

There’s a sinkhole in Richard Bigelow’s backyard that’s been growing since April. He says he’s given the parish plenty of opportunities to fix the problem but it has not.  Bigelow’s wife is an active gardener. Next to their budding vegetables

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Mother blames son’s death on faulty railing (LA)

A mother is suing condominium management, alleging the defendant’s negligence caused her son to fall to his death.  Violet Borras filed a suit Dec.7 against The Garden’s Edge Condominium Association Inc. and David M. Catherman in Orleans Parish Civil District

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Tenant blames homeowners association for leaky apartment (LA)

A tenant is suing a homeowners group, alleging its negligence caused leaking into her apartment.  Jan Bruckmeier filed a lawsuit Jan. 11 against Patty Young and Parkview St. John Homeowner’s Association Inc. in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, alleging negligence.

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Shotgun-toting woman made threats prior to lawyer scuffle in Covington, emails show (LA)

Years before she was arrested for brandishing a shotgun at her attorney in his Covington office, 75-year-old Patricia Currie made threats against attorneys and others involved in a legal feud between Currie and the homeowners association in her Mandeville neighborhood,

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Lawyer says he grabbed shotgun from client; he had sought to withdraw from her case (LA)

Currie was seeking to strip a junior lien on her property filed by her condo association in a battle over unpaid monthly dues. The condo association claims Currie owes $18,000, while Currie claims the dues were unfairly apportioned, according to

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Metairie woman alleges condo was flooded

A woman alleges her condo was flooded because of structural issues and is seeking damages.  Theresa Bolds filed a suit against The Riverside Court Condominium Association Phase II Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Sept. 14.  According to

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Fire destroys 1 condo and damages 3 others, 9 people displaced (LA)

Authorities said nine people are looking for a new place to stay after a condo fire late Friday night.   The Baton Rouge Fire Department reported it happened at the Beau Chene Condos on West Lee Drive just before 11 p.m.

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Resident alleges that unlit, uneven nature of her apartment’s walkway caused her to fall (LA)

Brenda Robin filed a suit against Villa D’Orleans Condominium Association Inc. & Arch Insurance Co. in the 24th Judicial District Court on Aug. 22.  According to the claim, the plaintiff was walking after dark on Feb. 17 at her residency,

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Ward Creek overflows, more than 100 residents evacuated from subdivision (LA)

Bill Gibson, the St. George homeowners association president, said the subdivision had seen high water in 2001 with Hurricane Allison, but “not to this point.”

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State Farm files suit against condominium association for allegedly failing to repair leak (LA)

The suit states that the chiller lines for the HVAC system of Welty’s unit, which are owned by the defendant, began to leak and cause damages to her property.

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Help on the way for Graywood (LA) residents plagued by power outages

Certain residents in the Graywood area say they continue to be plagued with regular power outages.

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Slidell residents ‘take pride in where they reside’ with clean up

Lake Village Homeowners Association recently issued a challenge for the residents of its subdivision near Slidell to “Take Pride Where You Reside.”

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Homeowners’ association alleges pest control service allegedly failed to fulfill contract

A Louisiana-based homeowners’ association is seeking damages claiming that a pest control service breached contracts and failed to perform the necessary actions.

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Shenandoah (LA) celebrates Flag Day, Fourth of July

The Shenandoah neighborhood will be filled with American flags thanks to a project by the Shenandoah Estates Homeowners Association.

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Property owners in French Quarter, other neighborhoods protest steep city bills for sidewalk encroachments (LA)

The Jean Adrien House Condo Association, headed by Charlie Case, is upset about being charged almost $1,600 a year for their 200 square foot overhang on St. Louis Street in the French Quarter, which was built in the 1800s

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Frenchman’s Bend (LA) map revision backfires in flood

A year ago, the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the revised map to reflect accurate boundary lines for a 100-year flood elevation at Frenchman’s Bend

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Slidell (LA) man charged in condo fire with 32 murder attempts

A 58-year-old Slidell man has been charged with aggravated arson and 32 counts of attempted murder in a fire that heavily damaged the Act X Condominium Complex. Prosecutors filed the felony bill of information Monday (Jan. 11) against David Rutledge.

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Riverbend Subdivision (LA) voters to decide on crime prevention fees

While Riverbend Subdivision Homeowners’ Association has tried to pay for patrolling through voluntary dues, the funds collected have not been enough for additional security measures.   Read the article…………

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Condo association sued by woman claiming permanent disability after slip and fall (LA)

Smith contends that on Sept. 7, 2014 she was a guest at the Metairie Towers Condominium Association located at 401 Metairie Road when she stepped out of an elevator onto a slippery substance on the floor and fell. The plaintiff

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Police searching for resident they believe set fire to Act X condo complex in Slidell (LA)

One of the residents of a condominium complex near Slidell that burned down earlier this month is wanted for aggravated arson and 10 counts of attempted first degree murder in connection with the Sept. 6 fire.   Read the article…………

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Residents safe, few pets missing after Slidell condominium fire (LA)

Several families were left homeless Sunday morning after a fire broke out in a Slidell condominium complex.  Firefighters were called to the scene just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 6 after a fire started in the Act X(10) condominiums in

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Condo association sued for allegedly not repairing roof, allowing severe damage to unit

Lucas alleges he owns a condominium in the Audubon Trace Condominium Association. The plaintiff contends he made multiple complaints to the defendant over several years concerning a leaky roof, but the roof was never repaired.  Read the article………

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HOAs: Too close to home? (LA)

Many people enjoy an enhanced quality of life from living in a neighborhood with an active homeowners association. Others think HOAs cross the line to harrassment. What should you consider before buying a home in an HOA-managed neighborhood?   Read the

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Sinkhole forces St. Amant (LA) condo owners from their homes

Some condo owners in St. Amant are worried their properties are getting sucked into the Diversion Canal.  A sinkhole opened up between The River Highlands Condominiums and the Diversion Canal on Wednesday evening, just steps from some homeowners’ back doors.

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The Haven HOA (LA) explains what kept their subdivision from flooding

Rising water levels have displaced many throughout Northwest Louisiana but The Haven community, off East Kings Highway in Shreveport, has been more like a safe haven from flooding.  Dr. Kenneth Sanders serves as secretary on the Homeowners Association board of

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Condo association claims owner owes more than $10K in back dues (LA)

A condominium association is suing the owner of a property it claims owes more than $10,000 in unpaid dues.  Cobblestone Village Condominium Association Inc. filed suit against Vincent’s Art Supply in the 24th Judicial District Court on March 20.  

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Condo association sued after woman claims foot was mangled when automatic gate closed on it

A local condominium association is being suing by a woman who claims her foot was injured on two separate occasions when an automatic gate closed on it, resulting in significant damage and a lingering infection.

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Condominium owner sues upstairs neighbor for alleged contamination and toxic exposure (LA)

A condominium owner claims his upstairs neighbor allegedly left his windows open during rainfall and continually overflowed his toilet damaging the plaintiff’s condo.    Read the article……….

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Property manager sued by man allegedly injured after falling into dumpster (LA)

A condo association is being sued by a man who claims he was severely injured when he fell into a dumpster after the condominium’s property manager allegedly told him he would be arrested unless he retrieved boxes he had disposed

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LA: Condo association sues insurer over alleged hurricane damages

A condominium association is suing its insurer for allegedly not covering damages that allegedly occurred during Hurricane Isaac.  Fifth Street Condominiums LLC and Fifth Street Condominiums Association Inc. filed suit against Nautilus Insurance Co.    Read more……..

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Jefferson Parish Council (LA) orders Metairie condo demolished while court case proceeds

The Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday ordered the demolition of the vacant Garden Terrace condominium building in Metairie, even as the parish’s lawsuit against the owners proceeds in court. The owners have five days to appeal the demolition order.  

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Daughter of deceased woman sued for more than $3K for allegedly past due condo fees

A local condo association is suing to recover $3,000 in unpaid fees from the daughter of a deceased resident.   Read more…….

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North Shore (LA) Neighborhood Warning: Don’t Feed the Sharks

The homeowners association for Eden Isles in Slidell wants people to beware of bull sharks in the neighborhood’s canals.   According to an online posting, the association says three or four of the sharks were seen late last week near the

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Lawsuit filed over home’s alterations (LA)

A homeowners association is suing a local couple to get them to remove a shed, fence and solar panels from their property because they didn’t first ask for the association’s permission.   Read more……..

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Both groups claiming to run Azalea Lakes HOA (LA) resign under pressure from residents

The Azalea Lakes subdivision started Thursday with two groups claiming to be the board of its homeowners association. It ended the day with nobody in charge.      Read more……..

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Condo association sued over Hurricane Katrina insurance claim payment (LA)

A condo owner is suing his condominium association for $65,000 after finding out nearly nine years after Hurricane Katrina damaged his condo unit that he had not been paid the full amount of an insurance claim for the damage.  

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Local homeowners association gives four residents new roofs (LA)

Some homeowners in Baton Rouge have new roofs. It’s all part of a local pastor’s continued efforts to help clean up his neighborhood.    Read more…….

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Former condo board president sues over dismissal from governing body (LA)

The former head of a condominium homeowners’ association is suing claiming he was illegally removed.   Richard Thomas Leemann filed suit against Elmwood Oaks Condominium Association in the 24th Judicial District Court on April 9.     Read more…….

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Man accused of stealing Slidell-area (LA) subdivision’s landscaping caught on camera

Authorities need help finding a man they say was caught on camera stealing plants from the entrance to The Moorings subdivision in Oak Harbor near Slidell. The subdivision’s homeowners association recently contacted the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office regarding the

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