Appeal court affirms fraud ruling in Berkeley co-op suit

May 2nd, 2015

A California appellate court has affirmed a lower-court order, finding that officials of a Berkeley senior housing co-op fraudulently planned to use the co-op’s assets to pay their debt to the co-op under an offer settling a lawsuit against them.

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Pool vs. Berkeley Town House et al.: documents

April 29th, 2015

Public records of a 2012–2014 lawsuit in Alameda County, California, involving senior housing cooperative Berkeley Town House.

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Co-op volunteer liability: myths and realities

April 12th, 2015

If you volunteer to serve on a co-op board, can you be personally liable for your acts and omissions? Myth: no. Reality: yes.

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Berkeley co-op’s litigants face off in court

March 26th, 2015

Parties in a lawsuit involving a Berkeley senior housing cooperative sparred in a Court of Appeal hearing on 26 March 2015.

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Lawyer recommends illegality

March 1st, 2015

Eminent California attorney Adrian Adams of Adams-Kessler PLC has advised boards of directors to conduct business in secret, in likely violation of an open-meeting statute.

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