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Have there been legal cases against a HOA based on

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Have there been legal cases against a HOA based on discriminatory policies of its committees?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?

North Carolina

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes. I have had previous requests or permits for additions to my property denied by the Architectural Committee of my HOA while approving requests from others for similar permits.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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That depends on what you mean discriminatory policies. Please clarify. And do you believe it has anything to do with race, religion, creed, etc? If so, be specific. Or, not?

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