Question by  concerned (8)

Can you sue your HOA president for verbal assault?


Answer by  patti (29325)

You may have grounds for slander, although that is a long road to walk down. In the end, the HOA likely looked worse than anything he called you.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

You can sue anyone for verbal assault but you have to make sure there is a witness because it is very difficult to prove he said, she said. If this is an ongoing assault try and get as much evidence as you can both written and witnessed by others

posted by Anonymous
I have an email where I am expressing concern over our HOA president contacting our trash company to postpone our pickup. There were a few emails then the final one told me to get a life and went out to the entire community. Aside from arrogance is this a violation?  add a comment

Answer by  Bronagh (666)

Yes, but can you prove damages? You would probably need to prove the HOA president intended to harm your reputation when the words were exchanged.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

No, this is usually not possible. The possible action would be for threats to evict you or fine you without just cause. You could also accuse them of libel, if they publicly criticized your actions or opinions in a disparaging manner in front of others. This is especially true if they lied, not just exaggerated.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

Yes you can. If you feel threatened or like you are going to be harmed you can at least report him to the local authorities and press charges on him. If you have enough evidence that he is doing this you can most certainly get a lawyer and sue him for his assault.


Answer by  Shankalot (484)

Of course you can sue for just about anything, but for frivolous lawsuits beware that you may be forced to pay court costs if the suit is brought over a rediculous act. It's better to discuss your situation with the HOA President. That will also help you if you have to go to court.

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