There has been plenty to tweet about since our last compilation post on March 13.

Here’s some of the best items.

Remember, for live feed, follow @chrisjaglowitz on Twitter!

 

COURT AND TRIBUNAL DECISIONS

HRTO refuses to reconsider summary dismissal of unit owner’s complaint that condo failed to address noise complaints. http://bit.ly/wfk830

BCCA (3-2) upholds finding that condo bd’s solution for fixing design flaw was "significantly unfair" to some owners. http://bit.ly/zpuRcP

NBCA orders developer to finish construction of condo unit shell (eyesore, fire hazard) and prepare it for occupancy. http://bit.ly/zdEtzM

ONCA upholds finding that condo’s handling of water leak scenario was not oppressive http://bit.ly/A5cfUL. ONSC ruling: http://bit.ly/z2Gl8e

ONSC approves sale of condo units by developer’s receiver, laments sorry state of the court’s document mgmt system. http://bit.ly/A3zmU5

ONSC: Condo devlpr to pay legal costs of $16K + $10K "top up" per Condo Act s.43(9) for shirking turnover obligations. http://bit.ly/IiRpMF

HRTO: Unit owner’s complaint of racism in condo fee dispute has no reasonable prospect of success, summarily dismissed. http://bit.ly/IAsLv2

ONCA: Condo Act s.23 does not preclude unit owners from suing developer for construction defects in common elements. http://bit.ly/HYVnQX

ONCA: Regardless of any claims against condo corporation, owners (even the developer) must still pay condo fees. http://bit.ly/HNDvsa

COMMENTARY 

MT @tarleyrobinson: Lawyers on condo/HOA boards shld be "directors" and not commit unauthorized practice of law: http://bit.ly/Hw6bAN

In the wake of Trayvon Martin killing, Watch Out for Neighborhood Watch Programs – http://bit.ly/HFWwJ8   (Northwest Condo & HOA Law Blog)

RT @lawyersweeklyca: Why Ontario’s Condo Act is in need of an overhaul http://bit.ly/J00Whf

Governing condo complex is an exercise in slow torture. http://bit.ly/HT4DBB (Hartford Biz Journal)

RT @chris_antipas: Reading @lawtimes The Dirt: $40,000 parrot a red herring for condo law http://bit.ly/IypEUe

Why marijuana grow-ops pose a challenge for remediation and demolition [for condos, too]– Daily Commercial News: http://bit.ly/K6jxIL

Why co-op, condo residents won’t run for the board, and why that’s dangerous   http://bit.ly/IttyRd   (@habitatmag)

ONTARIO NEWS 

Condo Culture: An issue that gets residents fuminghttp://natpo.st/wQ3Sme via @nationalpost < Smoking hot topic for #condo #hoa

@BlogTO reveals the changing face of #Toronto‘s waterfront – What Queen’s Quay looked like before the condos – http://bit.ly/xhOEAT

Toronto condos: How close is too close to the Gardiner? http://bit.ly/zwLCwJ < You can flick a cig from your car and hit these bldgs. Nuts.

RT @wiselaw: Ontario couple loses wind turbines property tax case http://bit.ly/I0g0Mb

Growth in Ontario’s condo sector prompts legislative review. http://natpo.st/GLmRVk

MT @canetwork: ON: Glass falls from Trump condo-hotel; stretch of Bay St closed   http://bit.ly/H1rb40 < That bldg is both ugly AND dangerous.

Guelph condo pays water bill with inexplicable 1,600% spike in usage, then unsuccessfully ask city for compensation. http://bit.ly/GWrniE

The 3-inch condo is here – http://bit.ly/HloA4k < Condominiumized safety deposit boxes, another Canadian innovation.

Condo-dwellers in #HamONT buck double tax hit. http://bit.ly/IyZXQd. @CCIGHC hard at work for condo owners.

Winners of the 2012 Tarion Awards of Excellence for new home builders with amazing customer service announced http://ow.ly/aloNK

RT @Harry_Fine: Talk of co-op being dealt w at LTB has been around for years, but it may be happening. Good for co-ops & paralegals. http://bit.ly/J8Fh3u

Study shows energy savings realized from sub-metering in multi-rez buildings:   http://lnkd.in/93_Dxk

Poll: Canadians don’t mind paying for perks of condo living – but not very much!   http://bit.ly/I5hF1l < Unrealistic expectations abound.

RT @davidhyde2@Tridel launches new concept in condo security — the virtual concierge:   http://bit.ly/K9w2hF via @TorontoStar

Legion looks to unlock its land value with condo-like developments – http://bit.ly/Itj1yN   (via @globeandmail)

CANADA NEWS

Crown says cost-cutting cost truck driver his life in Calgary condo construction mishap –   http://bit.ly/yy3fSB

Spy-cam found in Winnipeg swimming pool change room: Interviews. http://bit.ly/yLbCD4 < Intrusion upon seclusion in action.

A Woodstock woman warns others about attempted fraud re condo pymts – http://bit.ly/GKaB78

Canadian banks tighten lending for condo construction amid bubble fear –   http://bloom.bg/GHeJos

New condo owners buy into Calgary’s urban renewal – http://bit.ly/H4ah6c (@globeandmail) < Plan’s success also depends on quality of bldgs.

Brothels soon in your backyard? http://bit.ly/H0Dvlo < Or in your condo?

RT @toronto_life Apparently, there are secret bordellos in pretty much all of the city’s condo buildings http://lif.to/HogXuD

RT @canetwork: BC: Feeling a little gun-shy over my condo living. http://bit.ly/GWSuiQ < Good example of how little condo disputes blow up.

Condo owners face-off in property-rights tiff http://tgam.ca/D55A via @globeandmail

Despite the title, it’s not a condo. All the owners have a fractional interest in one legal title. http://tgam.ca/D55A via @globeandmail

Manager had to crack down on scofflaw condo renters. http://bit.ly/JftqVl (via @RealDealMTL)

Flaherty cites Toronto condos as need for CMHC oversight. http://bit.ly/Ic4k8R < No sense letting an overheated mkt destroy the economy.

U.S. NEWS

Calif. enacts bill allowing electric vehicle charging stations in community assns: HOA Law Blog http://bit.ly/yvXhaV

NYU law school pays $3.6M for faculty condo – News – ABA Journal http://bit.ly/wEB6Hl < This is their third multi-million dollar condo.

RT @toronto_life Apparently, there are secret bordellos in pretty much all of the city’s condo buildings http://lif.to/HogXuD

"They probably have less stringent rules in a penitentiary." Flowers spark legal fight at NH condo. http://bit.ly/FQsDmg

CT: Tenant refuses to remove mezuzah – http://bit.ly/GWVrPF < Condo bd wades into a whole lotta trouble here.

Lawyer returns from vacation, averts crisis by bringing discriminatory condo board back from the ledge over mezuzah. http://cour.at/HS1T5d

MT @CondoandHOALaw: Hawaii jury awards $3.9M to condo unit owners over harassment, abuse by board. http://on.msnbc.com/GW4xGn

More deets on epic jury award against Hawaii condo board after campaign of terror against owners. http://bit.ly/H9hPDL

RT @canetwork: Missile silo becomes condos with Doomsday in mind http://on.wtsp.com/HaZ95d < I think prices will drop after 2012!

Via @nprnews: Trayvon Martin’s Parents Plan To Sue Homeowners Group http://n.pr/HIrmCn – Ken Direktor’s advise to #condo & #hoa leaders

Ohio city ponders collecting 20yrs of under-billed water usage discovered when condo asks for reduction. http://ohne.ws/HhaBgf H/T@canetwork

Illinois A-G sues condo board for evicting unit owner’s depression therapy dogs « CBS Chicago http://cbsloc.al/HM8wq6

RT @canetwork: IL: Man Hired by Condo to get rid of Geese Drowns After Apparent Swan Attack (I don’t make these things up) http://bit.ly/HPgels  #condoHOA

A-G backs off on requiring digitized condo plans | Crain’s New York Biz http://bit.ly/Iia8wu

Downtown Chicago residential high-rises prepare for NATO summit – http://trib.in/KicCaw