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‘Self-interested’ homeowners board must defend assessment, Md. court says

A North Bethesda homeowners association’s board composed entirely of townhouse owners must defend its decision to raise landscaping assessment fees on apartment dwellers against a claim the board members were self-interested, Maryland’s second-highest court ruled Thursday. In its reported decision, ...

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High court strikes confessed-judgment clause from homeowners’ dues

ANNAPOLIS — Homeowners’ associations cannot enforce payment of assessments by their members, or lot owners, by requiring that they waive their right to challenge the dues in court, a sharply divided Maryland high court ruled Monday. In its 4-3 decision, ...

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High court weighs breadth of lawyers’ CPA exemption

ANNAPOLIS – An attorney for a debt-collecting law firm told a seemingly skeptical Maryland high court Monday that creditors seeking delinquent payments cannot be held liable under the state’s Consumer Protection Act for the debt-collection actions of their lawyers. Timothy ...

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High court will weigh lawyers’ exemption in debt collection

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland’s top court will consider whether creditors seeking delinquent payments can be held liable under the state’s Consumer Protection Act for the debt-collection actions of their attorneys when lawyers are exempt from liability under the CPA. The Court ...

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