September 18, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 381

Legal Complaint Filed In St. Marie

DTM Challenges Village Board

DTM Enterprises LLC filed what was titled a “brief and memorandum in support” in District Court on Tuesday against the board of the St. Marie Village Association and others. It outlines the complaint that DTM was disenfranchised at the annual membership meeting of the Village Association, at which DTM partner Terry Lee was not allowed to exercise 365 proxy votes because the units had unpaid fees.

The brief claims to represent the property owners in the village of St. Marie and says the defendants were ousted by a majority vote of property owners at a later meeting. The defendants were ordered to surrender authority and Association property to a new interim board pending an election. They have not complied.

Village Association office manager Deann Ketchum is charged in the document with breaching her fiduciary duty by not allowing DTM Enterprises, the owner of 131 units, access to Association records.

Also named as defendants are “99 other John and Jane Does.”

The 11-page document cites the Montana Code Annotated and poses arguments, but does not make any specific demands for redress from the court.

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