Skip to comments.Homeowners could pay in Trayvon Martin killing
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.
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This whole situation is getting more disgusting every minute.
THE primary weapon of the ever-destructive Left is legal intimidation and harrassment.
It is destroying our nation.
Is Floriduh a loser pays State?
Finally! The truth is starting to come out. It’s all about the money.
Where does the Rainbow Action Network get its cut in this whole affair?
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
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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.
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!
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.
Zimmerman should sue NBC now for the fake story they ran.
Muddy the waters with civil suits.
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.
If he had a son he would like like Trayvon. Is he saying he shacked up with Trayvons mother?
No, more likely he shacked up with Trayvon’s father.
Residential and commercial real estate reporter for the Tribune’s Orlando Sentinel, with readership in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake and Volusia counties.
From her linkedin page:
If Obama had a son, he’d look like Mary Shanklin....
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.
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?
You would think this would be covered in the HOA Insurance
which they have to have.
Um...the damages could be more than the insurance will pay...
A Black teen is replaceable. The chance for blood money is not.
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.
Is this sleazy or what?
My hope is that it's Sharpton.
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”.....
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.
It's most likely shacking up with Trayvon's Dad, in a limousine.
Damn, you beat me to it!LOL
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.
Add the Black panters, Farrakan's Nation of Islam, Van Jones and the entire liberal media and the DNC cheering them on.
The article speaks of hundreds of thousands. My Association (not in Florida) carries $1 million.
This is where those who live there must come out in complete support of him!! Starve the beast!
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.
YEP!! And they are all over - from the locals to the big name.
Is that called white/spotty black?
Starting with Brandy Latresa Green, 33, at whose townhouse the deceased was staying? Does she own 2631 Retreat View Circle?
May I ask what State you are in?
Good Lord! If I had an emu, she’d look just like Mary Shanklin.
NO money, no political gain in that. So it's a non-story.
What is it with this freakin kid? Not even Michael Jackson getting wacked by his doctor got this much attention and outrage.