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Fines are Fine but Penalties are NOT in South Carolina

Fines are Fine but Penalties are NOT in South Carolina Until very recently, the question of the authority of a homeowners association to fine its members had never been squarely addressed by a South Carolina appellate court. That changed this past summer when the South Carolina Court of Appeals decided Brown v. Spring Valley Homeowners Association, Inc. …
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DON’T SWEAT THE THREATS – Part 4

DIRECTOR AND OFFICER INSURANCE Tim and Steve Sellers   This is the last in our four part series that explores the protections the law provides for those who serve their communities as association directors and officers in North and South Carolina.   The business judgment rule and immunity cannot keep a person from being sued and indemnification…
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DON’T SWEAT THE THREATS – Part 3

DIRECTOR AND OFFICER INDEMNIFICATION Tim and Steve Sellers This is the third in a four part series that explores the protections the law provides for those who serve their communities as association directors and officers in North and South Carolina. Just because a person cannot be held liable for damages doesn’t mean that person can’t be sued…
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DON’T SWEAT THE THREATS – Part 2

DIRECTOR AND OFFICER IMMUNITY Tim and Steve Sellers   This is the second in a four part series that explores the protections the law provides for those who serve their communities as association directors and officers in North and South Carolina. In North Carolina, directors and officers are individually immune from civil liability for monetary damages, except to…
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