As a fallout of the Court Order granting the Defendants in the Rockery Wall lawsiut a Summary Judgement in their favor, along with losing the Northgate Owners (James) litigation (which collectively total aproximately $800K in SOA legal fees, not counting any Defendant legal fees the SOA may be subject to on the Rockery Wall lawsuit), calls on both this website as well as on the Somersett NextDoor website have been for the SOA Board to resign and to fire the SOA Legal firm.
However, in all fairness, it needs to be recognized that current Board Members Retter and Strout were not on the Board when the then Board voted to move forward with the Rockery Wall lawsuit and that Board member Roland recused himself. The Board Members that approved the lawsuit were Fitzgerald, Leto, Burns and Guderian, of whom only Fitzgerald and Leto are currently on the Board. Only Board members Leto and Rowland’s positions are open for election this year.
Additionally, other than inheriting it, none of the aforementioned Board members were party to the initiation of the Northgate Owners litigation, the fault here (if you want to characterize it as such) lies with previous Boards.
Given that yesterday (October 4th) was the deadline for submitting Board candidate forms for the Roland and Leto positions, it will be interesting to see who will be running. Will it be any of those who have expressed disdain over the performance of the current Board? Are Leto and Rowland running for re-election? If so, they should not be judged solely on the Rockery Wall and Northgate Owners lawsuits (especially Board member Rowland, who did not participate on any vote associated with either), but rather on other issues as well.