Social Club May Eject Member Without Hearing or Opportunity to be Heard
North Carolina court says state Nonprofit Corporation Law requires only good faith process, not a hearing
The North Carolina Court of Appeals has affirmed a trial court decision upholding the termination of a golf club membership at a special meeting of the board on the basis of the member’s dispute with a golf shop employee and his “cumulative disciplinary history” of two other sanctions while a member of the Club. The Court rejected the member’s argument that a hearing and an opportunity to be heard were required as a matter of law. William Emerson, Jr. got into a dispute with the employee on New Years Day, 2016. The employee reported the incident to the general manager, who reported it to the Club’s executive committee by email on January 2. The executive committee met on January 5 and...
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