Later Finding That HOA-Homeowner Settlement Agreement Was Invalid Presented Good Cause To File Fee Motion After 60-Day Deadline (CA)

/ Owner - September 16, 2020

In Gallian v. Gragnano, Case No. G057198 (4th Dist., Div. 3 Sept. 15, 2020) (unpublished), HOA sued a homeowner for architectural violations under the CC&Rs, which prompted homeowner to crossclaim against the board members for indemnification, fault apportionment, and declaratory relief. The board members were dismissed with prejudice, with HOA and homeowner reaching what they believed to be a binding settlement agreement which also bound board members (although not signed by them)—with the HOA attorney also representing the dismissed board members.    Read the article………………………….

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