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Case Law Update: Membership Deposit Refund Amendment Overturned

Verandah Development v. Gualtieri, Florida 2nd District Court of Appeals (February 17, 2016) http://law.justia.com/cases/florida/second-district-court-of-appeal/2016/2d15-2250.html This case provides insight to clubs with refundable memberships who want to amend a membership document provision related to refunds or resigned membership resale. The plaintiff member’s Membership Agreement provided that members who “resign their membership will be refunded their initiation … Continue Reading

Case Law Update: Junior Membership Age Discrimination Analysis

Javorsky v. Western Athletic Clubs, California Court of Appeals, First District, Division 5 (December 11, 2015) http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=1119351710053536383&q=javorsky+v.+Western+Athletic+Clubs&hl=en&as_sdt=2006&as_vis=1 Clubs throughout the country offer Junior Membership programs that afford younger members discounts in joining fees and/or dues or favorable membership financing. Some have questioned whether such programs violate federal or state age discrimination laws.   In Javorsky, a … Continue Reading

Which Family is Welcome at the Club?

The days of the men’s golf club are over, and clubs that emphasize family oriented facilities are increasingly more common. Both traditional golf clubs and other clubs are struggling to define the family of members who have facilities use privileges. The trend is to expand the family definition, especially in resort and second home communities, … Continue Reading
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