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The HOA Mini Report is my quarterly newsletter providing legal news and analysis to homeowners associations in Eastern Washington.

Index to Volume One

Volume 1, Issue 1
Capital Reserves Law

New Foreclosure Techniques

Maintaining Corporate Status
Volume 1, Issue 2

Legal Authority for Fining Members

Differences HOA and Non-Profit Corporations Acts:
Fining Association Members
Board Meetings
Attorney Fees
April 2012
Volume 1, Issue 3

Associations Must File Federal Tax Returns

An HOA Goes to the Dogs
Goats and HOAs
Cautionary Tales:

Preventing Embezzlement

Making Difficult Decisions

More on Capital Reserves Law

Volume 1, Issue 4
Legal Requirements for Fining Members

Index to Volume Two

Volume 2, Issue 1
Homestead and HOA Liens
Email for Association Business?
January 2013
Volume 2, Issue 2
Parking Enforcement for HOAs
No Quorum?
Disclosure of Member Names and Addresses
April 2013
Volume 2, Issue 3

Boards and the Business Judgment Rule
New Laws for Budget Process

Volume 2, Issue 4
Fair Housing Discrimination and HOAs
New Rules on Electronic Meetings Notices

Index to Volume Three

Volume 3, Issue 1
Insurance for HOAs
Fair Housing Follow-Up
Everything Old is New Again
           Clotheslines, Gardens and Chickens
January 2014
Volume 3, Issue 2
No Time to Lose - Collection Strategies
April 2014
Volume 3, Issue 3

New Law on Meeting Minutes
Limitation on Covenant Amendments and Rules
July 2014
Volume 3, Issue 4
New Cases:
           Wilkinson v. Chiwawa Communities Association
           Casey v. Sudden Valley Community Association


Index to Volume Four

Volume 4, Issue 1
Self Enforcing Covenant
Oh, Bother - Nuisances
HOAs and the FDCPA
New Case Update -
           Casey v. Sudden Valley Community Association
January 2015
Volume 4, Issue 2
Duty of Directors to Members and Others
Defenses to Covenant Enforcement.
April 2015
Volume 4, Issue 3
April Fools
Take Care with Committees
July 2015
Volume 4, Issue 4
Making Change
Outsize Assessments

Index to Volume Five

October 2015
Volume 5, Issue 1
Case Law - The Year in Review
January 2016
Volume 5, Issue 2
HOA Primer
April 2016
Volume 5, Issue 3
New Cases -
           Halme v. Walsh
           Bilanko v. Barclay Court Owners Assoc.
Tyrannical HOA Orders Man to Remove Zombie From Yard
July 2016
Volume 5, Issue 4
Election Signs
Sober Living Homes in your HOA?
Pokémon Gone?
Got your Goat?

Index to Volume Six

October 2016
Volume 6, Issue 1
New Fair Housing Act Rules
Solar Panels
Bringing a Knight to a Social Media Fight
January 2017
Volume 6, Issue 2
New Case - Homestead Revisited
New Case - Quorumless Elections
A Tale of Two HOAs
April 2017
 Volume 6, Issue 3
Disputed Pickleball Election
HOA Record-Keeping

July 2017
Volume 6, Issue 4
Liability for Online Harassment?
Sudden Valley Fallout
Index to Volume Seven
October 2017
Volume 7, Issue 1 
Updating Governing Documents
Man Parks Tank in Upscale Neighborhood, HOA Declares War
 January 2018
Volume 7, Issue 2
Officers and Directors
Reserve Study Booklet
Fake Covenant Scam
RICO Claim for Unauthorized Assessments
Street Fighting
Volume 7, Issue 3
Case Law - The Year (so far) in Review
           Pritchett v. Picnic Point HOA
           Brewer v. Lake Easton HOA
           Shangri-La Community Club, Inc. v. Struck
           Estate of Wheat v. Fairwood Park HOA
July 2018
Volume 7, Issue 4
Index to Volume Eight
October 2018
Volume 8, Issue 1 
WUCIOA Revisited
Minimize Risks of Board Service
January 2019
Volume 8, Issue 2
New Relief from Zombie Foreclosures?
Christmas Display Case Update
HOA Survey