One of our homeowner association attorneys, Bradley Coxe, spoke on political signs in subdivisions in this WECT story. For more on signage and HOA law, see here, here, and here.
Category: Free Speech
Bradley Coxe argued before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in February, asking that court to uphold the District Court who had denied a summary judgment to Defendants. In their decision on May 30, the Court of Appeals reversed one claim but upheld the rest. http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov/opinions/171847.P.pdf
Defamation is a false statement communicated to another person that injures a person’s reputation or good name. Lawsuits for defamation have a long history in the United States, even before the Revolution. Claims for defamation fall between the right of free speech of citizens and the acknowledgement that misstatements and lies can severely damage a […]
Image by Wolfiewolf via Flickr The Raleigh News and Observer has reported a “man bites dog” story. A dental patient is complaining that her dentist told her she needed an expensive dental treatment that a later dentist said was unnecessary. However, it is not the patient suing the dentist, but rather the dentist suing the […]
‘Tis the season when those political candidate signs spring up like mushrooms around neighborhoods and commercial districts throughout the land. Although signs and posters are considered "speech" under the 1st Amendment and therefore cannot be banned by the government, some permissible restrictions have been allowed. Check your city or county ordinances here to see if […]