Louisiana Homeowner’s Associations Sues Family for Military Tribute Sign in Lawn

07/26/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Bossier City, LA — One Louisiana couple is facing a lawsuit brought on by their Homeowner’s Association for refusing to remove a sign honoring their son’s military service, reported by Fox News.

Timothy and Jodi Burr, of Bossier City, display a banner in their front lawn with a picture of Burr in uniform that reads: “Our son defends our freedom!”

Burr’s son, 20-year-old Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Corey Burr, was deployed to Afghanistan for 14 months, prompting the family to display the 3-by-6-foot banner.

Since erecting the banner in their yard, the Burr’s have received several letters from the Gardens of Southgate Association, Inc. that asked them to remove the banner because it violated the subdivision covenants that prohibit homeowners from erecting signs in public view.

The couple received the lawsuit after refusing the remove the tribute sign.

The Burrs fired back stating that the association’s lawsuit is “selective enforcement,” citing several signs throughout the neighborhood that have never been opposed by the association.

The Burrs also have contacted the association several times, requesting a meeting with representatives to discuss possible revisions to the covenants, but never received a response. The Burrs also said they were willing to change the size of the banner, but also received no response from the association.

The Burr family has no intention to remove the sign.

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