1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

The Battle is on! My landlord now demands I remove my dish

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by Lord Vader, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Jul 13, 2011 #521 of 1128
    hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    5,251
    4
    Mar 18, 2007
    My statement in post #6 is proving to be amazing clairvoyant. ;)
     
  2. Jul 13, 2011 #522 of 1128
    Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    8,761
    42
    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    Indeed
     
  3. Jul 13, 2011 #523 of 1128
    Groundhog45

    Groundhog45 Hall Of Fame

    4,581
    89
    Nov 9, 2005
    Cedar Park,...
    This just gets better and better. :D Keep up the good work. :biggthump
     
  4. Jul 13, 2011 #524 of 1128
    futurerebeldr

    futurerebeldr AllStar

    84
    0
    Jun 8, 2010
    Who cares bout Netflix charging more when we have the Comedy Channel right here for free! Nice work Vader!:D
     
  5. Jul 13, 2011 #525 of 1128
    Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    8,761
    42
    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    If you believe that I perceive this as comedy, you're sorely mistaken. I am serious about this Nazi property manager and her stupid dictates.
     
  6. Jul 13, 2011 #526 of 1128
    Beerstalker

    Beerstalker Hall Of Fame

    3,556
    70
    Feb 9, 2009
    Peoria, IL
    You may wan tto look into that law a bit more. The little bit I read seems to only cover condos, HOAs, etc. where you own the property you are displaying the flag on. Doesn't really seem to cover rental property such as an apartment as far as I can see. I'm no lawyer though.

    That said, I do hope you win this fight as I have always disagreed with restrictions on flying the american flag, etc.
     
  7. Jul 13, 2011 #527 of 1128
    DodgerKing

    DodgerKing Hall Of Fame

    2,045
    0
    Apr 28, 2008
    Lord Vader,

    You are definitely not a member of the dark side. You are a true Jedi fighting against the evil property management empire for individual liberty

    Keep up the good work
     
  8. Jul 13, 2011 #528 of 1128
    trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    5,860
    319
    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    From the Congressional Research Service report "The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions" as updated April 14, 2008. CRS Report Link

    I'm not an attorney either, but I think LV is correct. The only concern I'd have is the 'to which the member has a separate ownership interest."
     
  9. Jul 13, 2011 #529 of 1128
    Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    CRS is a terrific resource.
     
  10. Jul 13, 2011 #530 of 1128
    dcandmc

    dcandmc Legend

    318
    9
    Sep 24, 2008
    If you're a renter, you have an "ownership interest" for the duration of your lease.
     
  11. Jul 14, 2011 #531 of 1128
    Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    8,761
    42
    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    Gentlemen:

    The same attorney who handled my dish install battle also is aware of this situation. When I sent him the link to the Act in question here, he told me that he was 100% confident that this law applied to apartment renters as well. He pointed to the "exclusive use" term that was used in the same manner in the satellite dish cases. He also explained that the terms used to refer to "ownership interest," to which dcandmc above alludes, along with other terms, clearly includes apartment residents.

    BTW, I was told today by the property manager that she believes I was the one who put those flyers up and that I am intentionally using misleading facts. Blah, blah, blah. I told her that in the almost 13 years I've been here, things have been quiet, peaceful, and pleasant, but in the last 3 months, things have gotten ridiculous and out of hand due to her Napoleon complex.

    I retorted with something I've been waiting to tell her: my attorney and his law firm have sued Marquette Management 11 times for various things and have won all 11 cases. If she wants him to try for # 12, go right ahead.
     
  12. Jul 14, 2011 #532 of 1128
    MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    8,777
    601
    May 17, 2010
    USA
    Good for you Vader. Keep up the fight. It's a pity you don't live where I do. People like your property manager would be verbally tarred and feathered and handed their ass along with their walking papers. ;)
     
  13. Jul 14, 2011 #533 of 1128
    Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

    6,506
    99
    Mar 18, 2006
    Teays...
    You did get your new lease signed right?
     
  14. Jul 14, 2011 #534 of 1128
    jadebox

    jadebox Godfather

    404
    0
    Dec 13, 2004
    Unfortunately, the act specifically refers to "members of the association" which excludes renters.

    -- http://works.bepress.com/cgi/viewco...h="Freedom Display American Flag Act renters"

    What state are you in? According to the above referenced paper ...

    -- Roger
     
  15. Jul 14, 2011 #535 of 1128
    Sharkie_Fan

    Sharkie_Fan Hall Of Fame

    2,535
    0
    Sep 26, 2006
    I'm no attorney, but I'd disagree with the writer of the paper you referenced. I think the law pretty clearly applies to renters as well.

    The section of the law which would apply here was quoted above, but only in part. It doesn't end with parties having a "seperate ownership interest", but also applies to residents with rights of exclusive use.

    It appears to me that it's essentially the same battle as the satellite dish - what restrictions can a landlord or association put on a renter/owner with regards to areas which are in their exclusive control. And, it appears to me that the law is pretty clear in both cases, and that the management company is overstepping their bounds in both instances.
     
  16. Jul 14, 2011 #536 of 1128
    jadebox

    jadebox Godfather

    404
    0
    Dec 13, 2004
    I just quoted that one document. But, unfortunately, pretty much every reference I can find on the 'net agrees with my interpretation.

    http://www.google.com/search?source...edom+to+Display+the+American+Flag+Act"+renter

    You can read the full text of the act at:

    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h109-42

    -- Roger
     
  17. Jul 14, 2011 #537 of 1128
    jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    6,646
    14
    Nov 7, 2003
    Has the local media gotten wind of this latest situation?
     
  18. Jul 14, 2011 #538 of 1128
    Carl Spock

    Carl Spock Superfly

    4,567
    0
    Sep 3, 2004
    Lord Vader's lawyer thinks the flag law applies and he's the only person who matters.

    So who does Darth Vader hire as a lawyer? Who's evil enough? Harvey Dent?
     
  19. Jul 14, 2011 #539 of 1128
    Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    8,761
    42
    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    One of the other affected residents was supposed to have done that leg work. I did fire off a letter to Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL.), who happens to be an enlisted Navy guy. I hope I hear from him.
     
  20. Jul 14, 2011 #540 of 1128
    Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    8,761
    42
    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
    There still seem to be conflicting opinions on this. My lawyer's interpretation might be the correct one, but all it takes is some judge to think otherwise, even if said judge is totally wrong.

    As I stated above, I'll wait to see if Senator Kirk replies.
     

Share This Page