Last Week in Third District Court, Judge Ryan Harris took up again the legal disputes broiling at the Sky Lodge. He told attorneys for the Homeowners Association that he would not agree - for now anyway - to have his court supervise an election for the HOA. The HOA claimed they need such an election to deal with challenges from the Sky Lodge's owner, Ken Abadalla. Rick Brough has more.
Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris last week heard opposing arguments on another suspect of the legal war at the Sky Lodge, between Lodge owner Ken Abdalla and a group of unit owners. The lawsuit being discussed last week involves an owners group that says Abdalla's management company, Malibu, is diverting too much money from rental revenues due to the owners. But Abdalla's attorney says a small group is trying to usurp control of the Lodge and ruin Abdalla's business there. Rick Brough has more.
As we've reported, litigation wars have broken out at the Sky Lodge Hotel, between the group of time-share owners now running the Home Owners Association, and the Lodge's owner Ken Abdalla.
The first skirmish took place in Third District Court Wednesday, as opposing attornyes and Judge Ryan Harris hammered out some ground rules on how the two groups will operate together at the Lodge. Rick Brough has more.
A legal civil war has broken out at the Sky Lodge on Main Street, with clashing lawsuits filed by the hotel's owner and manager Ken Abdalla, and a group of time share owners at the Lodge.
In January, the owners group filed suit alleging that Abdalla's hotel company Malibu, which ran the rental program, had engaged in a scheme to divert rental revenues from the owners. Abdalla's lawyer Joe Wrona calls that, "a bunch of nonsense."