HOA Member Does Not Have the Right to have Her Attorney Present at HOA Meeting

Plaintiffs (P) purchased a unit in a residential community governed by a home owners association (HOA). A dispute arose between P and HOA over P's proposed remodeling and led to a lawsuit. HOA bylaws provided any member in good standing can attend HOA board meetings. P attempted to attend the HOA meeting along with their attorney, but HOA prevented P's attorney from being there. P sued. The court held a member's right to attend did not entitle the member to bring their attorney with them.
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Robin Mashal
Los Angeles, California
Commercial Litigation
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