Member Met ‘Vexatious’ Litigant Threshold

Facts: An association foreclosed on a lot in its community after the member failed to pay for maintenance fees and other amounts assessed against it. The member sued the association and its management company. She alleged that the association had engaged in fraud for filing an “invalid and inaccurate lien and foreclosure.” She asked the court for $2 million in damages.

A circuit court granted the association’s request for a judgment in its favor without a trial. It also declared the member a “vexatious litigant.” The member appealed.


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