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Paula A. Franzese on Twin Rivers: New Twin Rivers Test Applied to Homeowners' Association Restrictions on Residents' Speech

In this expert commentary on the ability of homeowners associations to restrict residents' speech, Professor of Law Paula A. Franzese explains the significance of the New Jersey Supreme Court's decision in Committee for a Better Twin Rivers v. Twin Rivers Homeowners' Ass'n. The court...

Amendments to Pennsylvania’s Uniform Condominium Act and Uniform Planned Communities Act

Recently, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed into law House Bill 1122 (the "Amendment") [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], which amends the Uniform Condominium Act and the Uniform Planned Community Act (together the "Acts") by extending the time period...

D.C. Court of Appeals Extinguishes Lender’s Mortgage Lien Following Association Lien Foreclosure

By Roger D. Winston and Joseph E. Lubinski A recent decision by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals brings into renewed focus the tension between condominium and homeowner associations and lenders when it comes to payment of delinquent association assessment charges. In Chase Plaza Condominium...

Fishing Hole Fight Fails To State Claim For Harassment And Discrimination

A morning out fishing on the lake ended up in a lawsuit between two residents of a gated community. In Chrzanowski v. Harriz, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], plaintiff and defendant were both members of the Smoke Rise Club, which the court described...

Nevada Amends Laws Regarding Homeowners’ Association Liens

While an amended Nevada Senate bill does not change the Nevada Supreme Court’s seminal holding that an association lien is a true priority lien that, when properly foreclosed, may extinguish a first deed of trust, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this opinion: lexis.com | Lexis Advance...