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I was a member of an non profit association Board of directors location state of Washington I was recently removed from the Board by a majority vote I ask for a special committee to be convince to investigate the allegations presented to as it states in the associations bylaws This was denied by the Board. What can I do.
It is stated directly in the bylaws any allegations involving breaches of Code of Conduct require a committee to be form. It was done by a majority vote during an in Camera session of the Board only
That is correct
Than you for your patience, Ron.
That does appear to be a violation of the in-house bylaws, and is potentially both a breach of your due process and is a breach of the fiduciary duty owed to the non-profit and to you as a [former] Board member. This is a situation that is not a state violation, at least not exactly, but it would violate your right to be heard and reviewed. Hence, this is a situation where the only recourse available is to retain counsel and to file suit against the Board and the Non-Profit for violating due process. You would need a business litigation attorney who has experience with business entities that have Boards, profit or non-profit. That is your only legitimate option to seek recourse, damages, and potential reinstatement.
Hope that helps.
Thank you would you have any recommendations on a Law firm I could contact
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