Sun City Anthem Legal Fees
Soar in 2017
Former Member of The Sun City Anthem Finance Committee
Remember we were promised that self-management would save our association money?
Well...it certainly didn't when it came to dialing....
A T T O R N E Y
According the "supposed" excellent financial capabilities of our $200,000 Chief Financial Officer in conjunction with our Association Treasurer, we learned that when it comes to decisions, all too often, Ms. Seddon & Mr. Weddle jump on the telephone at will to discuss association affairs.
And...there is a problem with those ...
... frequent telephone calls to the Clarkson Law firm.
You see, the budgeted amount for association legal expenses is $7,500.00 per month. ($90,000 for the entire year).
Let's see now, the total legal fees incurred year to date:
The Total Amount budgeted for the first 9 months of 2017:
So...according to simple subtraction, that means we're this much OVER BUDGET in the first nine months of 2017.
Above the original projected
There is a detailed report attached to the recently published financial statements which I consider a significant number of lawsuits filed against Sun City Anthem.
As to the total legal fees expended to remove Nona Tobin, that has yet to be disclosed.
In June, 2017 a detailed report of claims against the association insurance policies was obtained that uncovered a total of 55.
On the recently produced October, 26, 2017 report, that number has now jumped to 92.
Of those 92 claims, two involve workers compensation; one from 2016, another from 2017.
Both claims far exceed the premiums on the insurance policies and as a result, Sun City Anthem claims experience has been severely hampered, and insurance premiums have skyrocketed to an unprecedented sum.
These claims and the adverse experience of their relationship to insurance premiums suggest this question:
Is there a problem of some kind for employees working for our association that would cause these results?
Would it be wise for our management team to contact a risk management professional to assess a problem that may exist?
When huge legal fees began to appear a number of months ago, according to reports, the General Manager Seddon commented on the Clarkson legal fees:
"It's part of the New Attorney Learning Curve"
Wonder why Rex Weddle should be removed or that 836 unit owners signed a "No Confidence" petition against the management of Ms. Seddon?
This is just another reason.
Isn't it nice to know our association attorney's "experience" required...
"A Learning Curve"
Perhaps they..."should do the walking"...
... rather than their fingers....
...hitting the A T T O R N E Y speed dial button at what appears to be a "hotline" between their phones !
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