I had a law suit brought against me recently as the treasurer of our H.O.A. by four of the property owners for partial recovery of annually assessed road maintenance fees by the H.O.A. This was for the past 5 years beginning in 2011. The fees had been increased from $125 to $175 by the required 2/3 vote in 2011. They lied, saying that the additional $50 was only temporary, and so they lost the case but for some reason our attorney did not ask for the suit against me to be dismissed up front since the money was paid to the H.O.A. and I certainly didn't make them pay it. I'm now left with a $6000 legal fee. Can I sue the H.O.A. for that money since it was brought against me because ‘I deposited the money’?
I know your story sounds straightforward, but there are some variables that you should discuss with an attorney in person. The attorney will need to get a lot of facts straight about you, the H.O.A., the attorney, and the suit.
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