You can listen and/or download the talk show "On The Commons" taped on Saturday, February 6, 2010.
This show is definitely interesting for everybody who has serious doubts in the US Justice System and especially the "competence" of Florida judges.
In her first ever transcontinental interview Shu Bartholomew talks to Englishman Melvyn Hobbs, who testified at the House Select Committee meeting in Orlando, because he spent $500,000 in legal fees to get financial records from his condo. After he finally succeeded in getting a part of the requested record he found out that there was an obvious deficit in the association's finances of more than $700,000. That sure should have gotten the attention of the judges -- wouldn't you agree? You're wrong, the judges didn't even care and didn't even want to hear about it! And when he finally won in one of the various cases, the judges didn't grant him legal fees.
In very clear language, without beating around the bush, Mel explains why, after owning his condo in Florida for 16 years, spending 10 years and $500,000 fighting in court to protect his rights, he just walked away from his DREAM VACATION CONDO and vows not to return to Florida. We'll find out what all went wrong.
Melvyn Hobbs tried to find justice in front of Florida's courts and the Florida legislature, all to no avail -- like so many others who finally gave up. He is now working with an ever-growing group of Europeans who are telling their countrymen not to invest in Florida real estate. Absolutely great advertising that sure helps our economy!
Listen to his opinion about Florida's kangaroo courts and the corrupt system that runs the community associations in this country.
Don't miss this really interesting show. Everybody who ever went in front of a Florida court with a community association lawsuit will agree that the system plainly doesn't work. Why do we have laws in the book that are plainly ignored?