A lawsuit filed by member Frank Calmes against the Boca Raton, Fla., club claiming that poor management caused more than $17 million in losses and decimated property values has been dismissed. The judge found that Calmes’ case did not establish jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act, nor that the matter invokes federal questions. A […]
Updating interior furnishings is the icing on the cake for extensive renovations and redesigns at club and resort properties. Take a seat and lend an ear: Creating a comfortable space that is conducive to socializing and extended visits has become a must for any club or resort property. While newly expanded facilities are important for […]
A lawyer for the Boca Raton, Fla. property urged a Florida federal court to take action against a proposed class of residents and their lawyers in their contract dispute against the club, saying the claims of mismanagement that led to improper and excess fees and dues, and decreased property values, are “baseless.”
The lawsuit, which was filed in Florida federal court, alleges that the club’s “conduct has resulted in class members paying improper and excess fees/dues and having their property values dramatically decreased.” Lead plaintiff Frank Calmes seeks to represent himself and the approximately 3,000 club residents.
A business writer for The Palm Beach Post published data from “freshly released tax returns” to illustrate that the county’s five largest country-club communities “seem to be doing just fine.”
The Boca Raton, Fla., property has completed its 153,000-sq. ft. golf clubhouse, featuring an 1,800-bottle wine cellar, boutique, library, ballroom that seats 500, and a golf shop. A photo slideshow of the new facility showcases its two restaurants, a steakhouse and a retro-themed deli.