Elections and Lawsuits

We had a few comments on the blog asking about the potential lawsuit concerning the June 2010 election. To sum up, papers were served to the seven Board members on October 18, 2010 contesting the election held by WVH and Honest Ballot Association(the “independent” company which ran the June 2010 election). Select details can be found here at this link:


  Posted on the site  there is a brief overview of the case. In what seems to be an obvious attempt to apply pressure to the parties who have brought the case, plaintiff names were mentioned on the site. Also there is a message of “awareness” albiet  somewhat of an editorial/warning of the costs and expenses of not only filing lawsuits in general against the corporation but, the cost to the corporation if a judgement were found in favor of the plaintiffs and an election were to held again.  Some feel this letter/announcement  posted on the WVH site is a bit of a slander campaign and is an alleged threat to others who might consider filing similar suits in the future. Oddly enough names,cost and attorney fees of the co-op for other cases are not mentioned. You can read the entire message online on the WVH site and if you want to read the court papers they can be found in the management office.


6 thoughts on “Elections and Lawsuits

  1. Why is it any more of a waste to ensure that we are being represented properly than it is to be unaware of situations that are costing us in other ways we know nothing about?
    There seems to be a very solid argument presented as to what were felt to be irregularities during the election process. This doesn’t need alot of emotion around it. There is no harm in stepping back and looking at it. Facts are facts and rules and procedures should be followed. It’s our responsibility, as those being represented, to every once in awhile monitor and hold accountable those we have put in place to represent us to ensure that things are as they seem even when it all appears to be right as rain. It’s a good balance for both sides. Bernie Madoff, anyone?
    I would think the neighbors and shareholders of WVH would be grateful to those who believe they are doing what’s in our best interest and taking it upon themselves to step into the fray. There is a consideration of the fact, that because we all lead busy, stressful lives, some of us have not been paying enough attention or asking enough questions thereby allowing some behaviors to possibly have gotten sloppy. There is also the vast possibility that there are very reasonable and sound explanations as to what occurred – I’d like to hear them. There shouldn’t be any issues with a request like that.
    Being on a Board is a completely thankless volunteer effort and many people don’t realize the hell that it can be. I also believe that if you want to bitch and yell and complain you should step up to the plate and do something about it. Well, the people pursuing this lawsuit look to be doing just that and, to be fair, if the Board is performing their fiduciary responsibility as is required they should have no problem in addressing all the concerns that have been voiced.

  2. Shame on you!!!
    Stop wasting the Boards time and money defending this trash.
    Get over it. You lost.

    If you are so motivated, why don’t you run for office instead of slandering those who do?

    • Hello Michael,

      Not really clear about what you mean in your comments. If you would like please feel free to clarify…also if you or anyone has news you would like to share (on the many issues) please feel free to sign up for a free word press account and be signed up as an author on the blog…the more voices the better. Thanks for reading.

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