The law firm of Hailey, McNamara, Hall, Larmann, & Papale has issued another legal opinion of the events of the latest Diamondhead CC & POA membership meeting. The meeting took place on June 18, 2016. The Mississippi non-profit corporation ( not a federally recognised non-profit corporation) held their bi-annual elections of officers and directors. Although the election for president actually ended in a tie between Carl Necaise and Donald Laird that was confirmed by the CPA firm of Eriksen, Krentel and LaPorte, the law firm declared Donald Laird president.
The same law firm filed a Petition for Declaratory Judgement in Hancock County Chancery Court one day before the election that would in effect require all property owners of the Diamondhead Country Club and Property Owners Association to continue to pay dues past the June 2020 expiration date of the restrictive covenants. The law firm was paid over $70,000 to defend board members from an attempted forensic audit that was ordered by Diamondhead Country Club and Property Owners Association Treasurer, Mike Schaefer.opinionelection