Case Notes by

Helene W. Hartig, Hartig Law

First published: Nov 2023
The Vote Must Be Wrong

TAKEAWAY If a board member feels that an election is questionable, he or she would be wise to make sure there are enough facts to back up the claim. It appears that in this case the former board president may have been so aggrieved that she didn’t obtain the board position she wanted that she was willing to spend her time and money, and that of the co-op’s also, to challenge the election outcome without the necessary proof. Unfortunately, lawsuits such as this tend to affect the collegiality of any board, and while it’s unclear why, the decision in this case points out that the president of this board has already resigned.

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