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Recently I had a confrontation with a person at a Eagles

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Recently I had a confrontation with a person at a Eagles club. I was sent a certified letter that barred me from there listing that I was wrong and not the assailant . My question is is the Eagles required by law that I receive Due Process as I was not allowed to be present to defend myself?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: Michigan
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not at this time. But isn't a person suppose to have Due Process?
Submitted: 23 days ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ely replied 23 days ago.

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Sorry, but no. Due process is a doctrine that applies to court procedure and constitutional law. In private clubs, there is no "right" to a mandatory review of a decision unless the rules specifically state for it. With some exceptions of discrimination based on protected groups such as gender, race, etc (I assume this does not apply), the club can make whatever decision it wants without "due process."

A professor once called this the "clubhouse" rule, meaning that whoever controls the clubhouse in a tree can ask someone to leave without giving them a reason. It is a private club - it is not mandatory for it to follow due process.

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Expert:  Ely replied 23 days ago.
Hello again. This is a courtesy check in to see if you needed anything else in regards ***** ***** question because you never responded or replied positively. I am simply touching base. Let me know. Thanks!