Mitch Katine

Hosted and produced by Shu Bartholomew, On The Commons is a weekly radio show dedicated to discussing the many issues surrounding mandatory homeowner associations, the fastest growing form of residential housing in the nation.
Home is where the heart is and when that home is part of a homeowner association, sometimes it is very hard to find the heart. 
The Landing Condominium in EL Largo, Texas is a perfect example of a housing development without a heart.  The Landing had water views from most of the units and was home to 150 families until hurricane Ike came along and damaged some of the homes.  But what happened next cannot be blamed on Ike. 
Joining us On The Commons this week we have Mitchell Katine.  Mitch is an attorney in Houston Texas who represents both homeowner associations and homeowners.  He likes to say he represents the law.  Mitch. Along with attorneys Andy Taylor and Gregory Cagle represented a dozen homeowners in what is a huge jury award.  Join us this week as Mitch takes us through three cases in The Landings and explains how the condominium development went from being a dream home to 150 families to being a big hole in the ground and why the jury awarded the homeowners $1,356,880 in damages PLUS $616,678 in attorney fees.  Mitch has a web site at

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