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What happens when a candidate releases false information against a current board member?

Q:  Hi, I’m a property manager of a condominium association.  I received a notice of intent to run and biography from one of the owners in our building, and the owner’s biography has lies about some of the current board members that he’s running against.  Can I include something in the second notice that we mail to the owners letting them know that there are lies in the candidate’s biography?

-E.S., Lantana

A:  This situation happens in many communities that we represent.  Unfortunately, you cannot include anything in the second notice package about what is written in a candidate’s biography, whether it is negative or positive.  It is also important to note that you cannot alter a biography.

Avi S. Tryson, Esq., is Partner of the Law Firm Goede, DeBoest & Cross. Ask questions about your issues for future columns, send your inquiry to: The information provided herein is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice.  The publication of this article does not create an attorney-client relationship between the reader and Goede, DeBoest & Cross, or any of our attorneys.  Readers should not act or refrain from acting based upon the information contained in this article without first contacting an attorney, if you have questions about any of the issues raised herein.  The hiring of an attorney is a decision that should not be based solely on advertisements or this column.

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