An effort at
mediation failed. That led to a non- jury foreclosure trial this
completely unnecessary,” said Ramcharitar’s lawyer, Ken Weaver,
who disputed the charges against her.
criminal defense lawyer, he had never defended a foreclosure case, but
“I was compelled by a sense of justice, this woman needed a
McKenzie, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who
researches homeowner and condominium associations, said after the 2008
recession, homeowner’s associations found themselves in a
financially difficult position.
people losing their jobs, exploding mortgages and there were
assessment delinquencies,” McKenzie said. “For many of these
associations, their only source of income
is the assessment.”
he’s grateful the case was tossed out, and complained that the
practice that started the problem is predatory.
“She is relieved that the court was able to understand the issue and
apply the rules so that this lady could keep her house.”