Member Liable for Unpaid Dues and Late Fees

Member Liable for Unpaid Dues and Late Fees



Facts: An association filed a small claims action against a member, seeking unpaid dues and late fees. The member filed a counterclaim alleging slander and defamation against two board members. At the hearing, the member admitted that he had not paid dues since 2007, but claimed that the association could not collect, because it was not a legal entity capable of initiating a lawsuit. The member argued that the association is in violation of several provisions of Indiana state law relating to associations.

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