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Homeowners could pay in Trayvon Martin killing
LA Times ^ | 4/2/12 | Mary Shanklin

Posted on 04/01/2012 8:39:19 PM PDT by DallasBiff

SANFORD, Fla. — The people who could end up paying the financial price for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin are, ultimately, the homeowners of the Retreat at Twin Lakes development, say specialists who deal with homeowners associations.

If George Zimmerman, their crime watch program captain, is charged with and convicted of killing Martin, the community's association and property management company probably will be sued by the victim's family over the way the program was established and operated, said Donna Berger, a lawyer who specializes in homeowners association law.

"They may wind up getting sued and getting hit with hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and damages," Berger said. "Who will pay is every member of the association, and they will have to make special assessments.... It's a cautionary tale for other associations."

Even if Zimmerman is never charged, the association could be sued. But the plaintiffs' case would be easier if he were convicted.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blackkk; florida; georgezimmerman; hoa; lmm; sharpton; trayvon; trayvonmartin; zimmerman
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Money,money,money....money!!!!

This whole situation is getting more disgusting every minute.

1 posted on 04/01/2012 8:39:28 PM PDT by DallasBiff
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To: DallasBiff

THE primary weapon of the ever-destructive Left is legal intimidation and harrassment.

It is destroying our nation.


2 posted on 04/01/2012 8:43:17 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: DallasBiff
"They may wind up getting sued and getting hit with hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and damages,"

Is Floriduh a loser pays State?

3 posted on 04/01/2012 8:43:35 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: DallasBiff

Finally! The truth is starting to come out. It’s all about the money.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 8:44:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: DallasBiff

Where does the Rainbow Action Network get its cut in this whole affair?


5 posted on 04/01/2012 8:44:42 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: DallasBiff
“financial price for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin”

Huh? Even the premium 9MM ammo isn't that expensive. If T.M.
is the dumb thug we think he is I would say it's a good
investment.

6 posted on 04/01/2012 8:45:35 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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7 posted on 04/01/2012 8:47:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: DallasBiff

Reparations.


8 posted on 04/01/2012 8:48:56 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: DallasBiff

I call BS. I am in a business involving HOAs and HOAs almost univerally carry D&O and liability insurance. The insurance company will take the hit. Their premiums will probably increase for awhile after but it is not going to be a killer.


9 posted on 04/01/2012 8:49:45 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: DallasBiff

Hey, since we are playing “what if” in this stupid article, what if Martin deserved to be shot, and all this conjecture and hate is being spewed at an innocent man and a responsible group of homeowners? Who gets sued then?

Is there any far-fetched, conjecture based angle these slimeball “journalists” haven’t covered that poisons the atmosphere? What color was that Kel-Tec? Black? Oh, the horror!


10 posted on 04/01/2012 8:51:10 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: DallasBiff

Huh?

I thought he was “self appointed”.

Seems like a real hard case to make that he was acting as an some kind of official agent.


11 posted on 04/01/2012 8:51:40 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: chessplayer

“Reparations.”

######

Part XXXVII.

Year 47.

Multiple trillions.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 8:51:40 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: M1911A1

Zimmerman should sue NBC now for the fake story they ran.

Muddy the waters with civil suits.


13 posted on 04/01/2012 8:52:52 PM PDT by TigerClaws (He)
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To: DallasBiff

Every American should sue the mainstream media propagandists.

They have helped ignite a racial war, have put every white, Hispanic and Jewish American in danger, and have overlooked the Black Pampers’ “Dead or Alive” ADVERTISEMENT for a paid assassin.

The liberal media is COMPLICIT in any further violence against whites, Hispanics and Jews.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 8:54:12 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: musicman

If he had a son he would like like Trayvon. Is he saying he shacked up with Trayvons mother?


15 posted on 04/01/2012 8:54:48 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: DallasBiff
IF...!!!
16 posted on 04/01/2012 9:08:40 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chessplayer

No, more likely he shacked up with Trayvon’s father.


17 posted on 04/01/2012 9:09:40 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: DallasBiff

Mary Shanklin

18 posted on 04/01/2012 9:15:50 PM PDT by kcvl
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https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/maryshanklin

Mary Shanklin
@maryshanklin
Orlando
Residential and commercial real estate reporter for the Tribune’s Orlando Sentinel, with readership in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake and Volusia counties.


19 posted on 04/01/2012 9:18:13 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: DallasBiff

From her linkedin page:
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/mary-shanklin/4/944/87


National Association of Black Journalist, 2006


20 posted on 04/01/2012 9:20:03 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: DallasBiff
It's all about the Benjamins for Treyvon's (the moron wannabe thug) family. Stacks of cold hard cash. What kind of free ride can we get out of this situmacation


21 posted on 04/01/2012 9:22:03 PM PDT by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: kcvl

If Obama had a son, he’d look like Mary Shanklin....


22 posted on 04/01/2012 9:25:46 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: DallasBiff

Even though I agree with you, the homowners association should have insurance to cover the losses.In California, if you have a homeowners association you are required to have insurance under the Davis-Stirling Act.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 9:35:19 PM PDT by U-238
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To: DallasBiff

I don’t know if this is accurate or not, but I did read somewhere that Zimmerman was not officially “on patrol” when this happened. So, I imagine that regardless of what “job” he had for the association if he was not on the job at the time, they’ll be off the hook for any damages.

But this is all getting annoying.

Doesn’t ANYBODY care about the thousands of black people killed by other black people, every year in the USA?

This “distraction” is worse than that. Is it really fooling black people? Is it?


24 posted on 04/01/2012 9:36:27 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: DallasBiff

You would think this would be covered in the HOA Insurance
which they have to have.


25 posted on 04/01/2012 9:45:56 PM PDT by funfan
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To: freedomrings69

Um...the damages could be more than the insurance will pay...


26 posted on 04/01/2012 9:46:01 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: DallasBiff

A Black teen is replaceable. The chance for blood money is not.


27 posted on 04/01/2012 9:49:08 PM PDT by BigCinBigD
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To: DallasBiff
It's a cautionary tale for other associations

IMO, the whole controversy boils down to this. You should not defend yourself, especially with a gun!
28 posted on 04/01/2012 9:49:26 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: jocon307

NO, There is no concern about the thousands of black people killed each year by other black people.

Reason being, those aren’t racist incidents. Who is the racist if a black person kills another black person? There’s no political statement to make in such cases.

To be a good liberal, you have to find a rare case in which a white person kills a black person, then blow it all out of proportion.

And if it turns out that the person with the white sounding name of George Zimmerman is really Hispanic, then the liberals invent a category of White Hispanic so they can call it a racist act.


29 posted on 04/01/2012 9:50:46 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: DallasBiff

Is this sleazy or what?


30 posted on 04/01/2012 10:00:06 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Finally! The truth is starting to come out. It’s all about the money.

Martin's mom proved that almost a week ago.

31 posted on 04/01/2012 10:11:33 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: M1911A1
Who gets sued then?

My hope is that it's Sharpton.

32 posted on 04/01/2012 10:12:57 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (GunWalker: Arming "a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as well funded")
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To: DallasBiff
This whole situation is the diversion obama has been praying to alla for...it will escalate into riots all over the US and he'll try to use it as an excuse to cancel the election.

It may be conjecture, but I wouldn't put it past him.

OBAMA CATASTROPHE, OBAMA CATASTROPHE
33 posted on 04/01/2012 10:16:38 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: DallasBiff

My daddy used to say: “The worst thing you can do is push a non-violent man to violence.” Will the people of America ever realize that Barack Obama and the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are pushing this nation toward a race war and will eventually rise up and say: “ENOUGH”.....


34 posted on 04/01/2012 10:17:32 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: FrankR

That picture is no joke. We’re headed toward a Race Riot in this nation. And I say: HELL, BRING IT ON!!! LET’S SETTLE THIS SH** ONCE AND FOR ALL.


35 posted on 04/01/2012 10:19:26 PM PDT by no dems (I've always been crazy but that's the only thing that's kept me from going insane.)
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To: chessplayer
If he had a son he would like like Trayvon.Is he saying he shacked up with Trayvons mother?

It's most likely shacking up with Trayvon's Dad, in a limousine.

36 posted on 04/01/2012 10:22:00 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: mkjessup
No, more likely he shacked up with Trayvon’s father.

Damn, you beat me to it!LOL

37 posted on 04/01/2012 10:23:24 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: M1911A1

LOL!


38 posted on 04/01/2012 10:27:01 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The truth is starting to come out. It’s all about the money.

I wonder how much she's bringing in for the travel all over the US and charging for the "exclusive" network interviews. It's not like NBC or ABC put their guests in a Motel 6 in NYC. They supply her with a wardrobe etc...Oh yea, this could be lucrative if she's playing it right.

39 posted on 04/01/2012 10:30:34 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: no dems
Barack Obama and the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are pushing this nation toward a race war

Add the Black panters, Farrakan's Nation of Islam, Van Jones and the entire liberal media and the DNC cheering them on.

40 posted on 04/01/2012 10:34:23 PM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Mamzelle

The article speaks of hundreds of thousands. My Association (not in Florida) carries $1 million.


41 posted on 04/01/2012 10:45:44 PM PDT by freedomrings69
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To: DallasBiff

This is where those who live there must come out in complete support of him!! Starve the beast!


42 posted on 04/01/2012 11:55:04 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: DallasBiff

The Orlando Sentinel is milking this for all it’s worth. They will continue to do all they can to help drag this out for as long as they can.

We’ll see what kind of BS they spew when the autopsy results come back.


43 posted on 04/01/2012 11:55:34 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (The Democrat Ku Klux Klan is alive and well nowadays as the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus)
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To: Mortrey
The liberal media is COMPLICIT in any further violence against whites, Hispanics and Jews.

YEP!! And they are all over - from the locals to the big name.

44 posted on 04/01/2012 11:59:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: kcvl

Is that called white/spotty black?


45 posted on 04/02/2012 12:01:16 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: DallasBiff
Hah! How many of those folks do you actually think are owners??

Starting with Brandy Latresa Green, 33, at whose townhouse the deceased was staying? Does she own 2631 Retreat View Circle?

46 posted on 04/02/2012 12:29:25 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: freedomrings69

May I ask what State you are in?


47 posted on 04/02/2012 12:30:41 AM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: kcvl

Good Lord! If I had an emu, she’d look just like Mary Shanklin.


48 posted on 04/02/2012 12:35:59 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: jocon307
Doesn’t ANYBODY care about the thousands of black people killed by other black people, every year in the USA?

NO money, no political gain in that. So it's a non-story.

49 posted on 04/02/2012 12:40:33 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: DallasBiff

What is it with this freakin kid? Not even Michael Jackson getting wacked by his doctor got this much attention and outrage.


50 posted on 04/02/2012 12:53:00 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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