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Motakef v. Woodcrest Homes Association

Case Conclusion Date: 02.15.2008

Practice Area: Litigation

Outcome: Partial Motion for Summary Judgment Granted

Description: Member of homeowners' association claimed that the association and property manager discriminated against her on the basis of national origin. This, she stated, was evidenced by the property manager's purported failure to maintain the common areas. The member asserted that the discrimination caused her to sustain emotional distress as well as continuing property damage. She additionally alleged claims for attorneys' fees and punitive damages. The member attempted to personally name members of the board of directors for the homeowners' association in her lawsuit. This effort was denied by the Court. Subsequently, a Partial Motion for Summary Judgment was filed on behalf of the homeowner's association and property manager, arguing that the federal discrimination allegations were improper. The Court granted the motion, referring the balance of the case to State Court. The case ultimately settled in State Court for nuisance value.

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