Seattle, WA has an estimated population of 753,675 residents, making it the most populous city in the state. It also serves as the county seat of King County. Seattle is known for its vibrant music history. In fact, the city is the birthplace of legendary musician Jimi Hendrix. The bands Nirvana, Foo Fighters, and Pearl Jam also originated in Seattle. It earned its nickname, “Emerald City,” thanks to the abundant forests in the city.
Apart from that, Seattle is home to several museums and performing arts companies. This includes the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Henry Art Gallery. The city also hosts numerous annual events such as the Seattle International Film Festival, the Bite of Seattle, Seattle Hempfest, and Northwest Folklife.
As a member of your HOA board, you are bound by certain fiduciary responsibilities. Preserving these duties, though, can sometimes be taxing. Even the most trivial of slips or acts of negligence can be regarded by homeowners as a violation of your fiduciary duty. When that happens, some homeowners might sue the association and name members of the board specifically.
Litigation can get messy, and homeowners have sued their HOAs for much less in the past. Even though state laws provide the board some protection against personal liability, victory is not guaranteed. Even if you know you did nothing wrong, you still need a Seattle, WA HOA attorney to represent the association and defend your case.