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  • How Final Is a Final Award? Turns Out, It Is Difficult to “Escapes!” a Final Arbitration Award in a Construction Conflict (AL)
    How final is a final arbitration award? In Escapes! To the Shores Condominium Association, Inc., et al. v. Hoar Construction, LLC, and Architectural Surfaces, Inc., the plaintiff condo association argued that an arbitration award that didn’t resolve all claims against all parties in the trial court was not final enough to be appealed. The Alabama Supreme Court did not agree.      Read the article………………………..
  • Alabama Federal Magistrate Recommends Dismissal of Construction Defect Declaratory Judgment Action Due to Expanded Duty to Defend Standard
    While the starting point for assessing an insurer’s duty to defend requires comparing the allegations contained within a complaint to the language contained within the insured’s policy, the majority of states require an insurer to do more. In Alabama, a failure of the underlying complaint to allege damages falling within the policy’s terms is not necessarily fatal to coverage – if there are facts provable by admissible evidence to place the loss within coverage.   Read the entire article……………………………….
  • True Teamwork enables Homeowner’s Association to protect delicate waterway (AL)
    Managing two ageing adjacent wastewater treatment plants that are nearing the end of their days…… This can be a tall order at the best of times – but how about when discharge is into one of the most diverse and sensitive waterways in the world – home to more species of fish than any other river of its size in the whole of North America. Some might choose to steer clear of this very sizeable challenge.   Read the article……………………………..
  • Is Your Alabama Condominium In Compliance with the Law? Mandatory Alabama Insurance Requirements
    Condominiums in the state of Alabama are governed by the Alabama Uniform Condominium Act. Section 35-8A-313 of the Act specifically relates to insurance requirements for condominiums. Condominium associations are required to maintain master insurance policies, but individual unit owners are not required to obtain their own insurance policies for their units.    Read the entire article……………………………….
  • Counsel’s Corner: HOA Super-Priority Lien Issue Not as Clear After Court Opinion
    In a nutshell, what clarity did the most recent opinion by the Nevada Supreme Court provide for the pending litigation around HOA super priority liens?   Read the article…………
  • CAI Best Practices: Ethics
    Simply put, when someone is employing ethics, he or she recognizes what is right and what is wrong and is choosing to do the right thing; however, as a great deal of business ethics literature will attest, “the right thing” is not always straightforward. For example, most ethical dilemmas in the workplace are not simply questions of “Should Bob steal from Jack?” or “Should Jack lie to his boss?”
  • Real estate agent, builder weigh in on what Homeowners Associations can mean for home buyers
    One of every five Americans lives under homeowners association rules, according to bankrate.com.   Shayne Templet, CEO of Woodland Homes, and Robert Taylor broker/owner of Independence Realty, weigh in on what HOAs provide to homeowners.    Read more………
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Priority Lien Statute Code of Alabama

Definition Of Homeowners Association For Purposes Of Administering The Alabama Business Privilege Tax Law

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Community Associations Institute – Alabama Chapter


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