Stark & Stark Shareholders Present Legal Update on Important and Precedent-Setting Legal Decisions and how they Impact Condominiums, HOAs and Co-Ops
Shareholders and Co-Chairs of Stark & Stark's Community Association Group, David J. Byrne and A. Christopher Florio, and Stark & Stark Construction Litigation Group Chair, Donald B. Brenner, presented materials updating everyone on recent and important legal decisions. The seminar was entitled "Legal and Legislative Update: Important Decisions, New Laws, and how they Impact Your HOA, Condo. and/or Co-Op".
The presentation was part of the New Jersey Cooperator Expo which was held in Secaucus, New Jersey on May 5, 2010. Mr. Byrne discussed the United States Fair Housing Act and a recent decision regarding its application to 'companion animals'. Mr. Florio discussed two recent cases involving the fiduciary duties of board members and the business judgment rule. Mr. Brenner discussed two key Appellate Division decisions published in 2009, both of which relate to the 'economic loss doctrine' and homeowners’ claims against sellers of defective building materials that were incorporated into the construction of their homes (Marrone v. Greer & Polman Constr. Inc., 405 N. J. Super. 288 (App. Div. 2009) & Dean v. Barrett Homes, Inc., 406 N. J. Super. 453 (App. Div. 2009))
You can listen to the full presentation online here. (27 MB)