J.J. from Broward County, Florida writes:
Dear Mister Condo,
Are there laws against a unit owner obtaining emails of all residents and sending malicious misleading emails to everyone in the association? Unit owners never gave their email to this author of the malicious emails.
Mister Condo replies:
J.J., I am not an attorney so I offer no legal advice in this column. You should speak with a locally qualified attorney for a legal answer to your question. I will say that it is bad form to send unsolicited email to any recipient and it may be unlawful under SPAM and electronic communication law. However, that would not be easy to prove and may be expensive to try and bring suit. From a practical standpoint, you can simply block this sender and the emails will cease. If it were me, that is what I would do. If you are a Board member and feel this unit owner is violating the rights of other unit owners you should speak with your community association attorney for possible remedies. All the best!