Saturday, May 07, 2011

Signs of the times: HOA threatens to sue over unsanctioned sign

In January, following Corey Burr's deployment to Afghanistan, Burr and her husband, Timothy, put up a large multi-colored banner with their 20-year-old son's Marine Corps portrait and the phrase "Our son defends our freedom" in front of their south Bossier home.The couple received a letter a month later from the Gardens of Southgate Association stating the banner was in violation of the neighborhood's covenants. The covenants specify only real estate signs are permitted.


The Republican Party said...

We support the troops, except when it conflicts with the opportunity for corporate lawyers to make a profit at the expense of individual American home owners.

Anonymous said...

What about the Democrat lawyers?

The Tort Reform Movement said...

"What about the Democrat lawyers?"

Something has to be done about lawyers who represent individuals (including groups of individuals in class action suits) against corporations.

Those types of parasitic lawyers are hurting the economy.

Anonymous said...

OK, this was a year-and-a-half ago, but while researching the Burr story, I cam across another anti-troop HOA story from earlier this year that I, and this blog, somehow missed:

Recent Army Veteran Sued By Homeowner’s Association Over Swing Set
May 3, 2012 8:13 am

An Army veteran recently returning from serving for a year in Afghanistan is now being sued by his Homeowner’s Association…for having a swing set in his backyard for his young children.

CBS Houston reported that Army National Guard Captain Bill Fry is being sued by The Spring Lake Homeowner’s Association for “not getting approval to put up the swing set.”

Captain Fry told WFAA-TV that, “The way the homeowner’s association has treated us and portrayed us to our neighbors, it has caused a fairly sizable rift.”