Court: E-mails between members of the board of directors of the owners association do not constitute a meeting


Amid a global pandemic, which has forced people to physically move away, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently ruled on a first-impression question – whether the boards of directors of nonprofits can hold meetings by e-mail.

In M4 Holdings v. Lake Harmony Estates Owners Association, 2020 Pa. Comm. LEXIS 635 (August 14, 2020), the Commonwealth Court ruled that a series of email exchanges between members of the board of directors of a homeowners association did not constitute a meeting of the board of directors and, by Therefore, actions taken by them during e-mail exchanges have not been validly adopted by them.



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