Case Law

The material included in this section focuses on key published court cases that impact areas of law relevant to our practice areas and important to our clients. The court decisions featured here address topics such as interpretation and enforcement of governing documents, use and maintenance of common areas, fiduciary duties of directors, assessments and use of association monies, defamation and fair housing issues.

The real-world stories that provide the setting for court cases are often quite compelling and enlightening. Each year, at the Epsten Grinnell & Howell Legal Symposium, attorney Mary M. Howell shares with hundreds of attendees the latest information about pertinent cases decided throughout the year.

Please note that this compilation of cases contains materials we believe will most likely assist community association managers in board members in the performance of their duties. It is not intended to include every case that could possibly affect a community association. Results achieved in any given case depend upon the exact facts and circumstances of that case. Epsten Grinnell & Howell cannot guarantee a specific result in any legal matter.