Court Awards $500,000 to HOA and Homeowner

This case involved a dispute between the owner of a property located within a common interest development (“Owner”), the governing homeowners association (“Association”), and the joint owners of a neighboring property (“Neighboring Owners”). The dispute was over Association’s approval and Neighboring Owners’ construction of modifications to their existing home, or the construction of an entirely new home, in a manner that blocked the view from Owner’s property. Owner’s complaint alleged claims against Association for breach of fiduciary duty and declaratory relief and claims against both Association and Neighboring Owners for breach of Association’s CC&Rs.