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COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION CASE LAW DATABASE

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The community association case law database consists of appellate cases ​reviewed for presentation at the Community Association Annual Law Seminar hosted by the College of Community Association Lawyers. Thank you to the Case Law Update Team for volunteering your time and expertise in researching, organizing, and summarizing the important cases of 2018​​.​

To view cases, select a category below or use the search box to the right to search for a specific case or by state.


The Case Law Update is not intended to be a complete list of all cases ​involving community associations or the enforcement of restrictive covenants. The focus of the Case Law Update is on reported, appellate court decisions that address community association law, but some cases meeting those criteria may be omitted, and in appropriate cases, reported trial court decisions may be included. Not all the legal issues are necessarily summarized in this Case Law Update. Some of the cases discussed in this Case Law Update may be subject to revision prior to official publication or may be subject to further appellate review. An attorney should check the current status of a case before citing or otherwise relying upon the case.

 Case Law Update Team

David Kaman, Esq., CCAL 
Co-Chair
Kaman & Cusimano, LLC 
Cleveland, Ohio

Jeffrey E.  Kaman, Esq.
Co-Chair
Kaman & Cusimano, LLC
Cleveland, Ohio

Todd J. Billy, Esq., CCAL  
Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard LLC
Clayton, Missouri

Rebecca Drube, Esq. 
Nowack Howard, LLC
Atlanta, Georgia

Kimberley O'Halloran-Perez, Esq. 
Rees Broome, PC
Vienna, Virginia

Howard J. Perl, Esq. 
Becker & Poliakoff, PA
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Anthony L. Rafel, Esq. 
Rafel Law Group, PLLC  
Seattle, Washington  

Melissa B. Ward, Esq.
Hughes Gill Cochrane Tinetti, PC
Waln​ut Creek, California 
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