Article Courtesy of WFTV Channel 9 Orlando
By Karla Ray
Published December 2, 2018
ORLANDO - A condominium owner named Judy Young was ordered to pay thousands
of dollars in repairs to her unit, even though the condo association
acknowledged the damage wasn’t her fault.
Investigative reporter Karla Ray learned Young is now
getting some relief.
Young’s condo has serious damage due to a leak from her
upstairs neighbor’s unit. The 72-year-old didn’t know how bad the mold
problem was getting inside her condo, because she is missing part of her
brain and cannot smell.
A portion of Young’s brain was removed due to a tumor a few years ago.
"I truly, at times, look at my life, and I say, 'Gee, this is a bad way to
live,'" Young said.
On Tuesday, attorneys for the One Thousand Oaks condominium association sent
an email to Young’s pro-bono attorney, Andrew Lannon, from Bogin, Munns and
Munns, promising to make repairs at no cost to Young. The condo association
intends to go after the upstairs neighbor, according to the email.
Lannon admits that legally, the condo association could come after Young for
the cost of repairs. He believes in this case, they’re choosing compassion
over Florida condo law.
“If it wasn't for your generosity, coming out, meeting with us, doing a
story about Miss Young, they wouldn't have done this, I guarantee you,”
There’s still no exact timeline on when the repairs will be made.