Pa. Man Can't Get Atty Fees In Condo Rule-Change Case

Law360 (November 19, 2018, 2:55 PM EST) -- A Pittsburgh man was not entitled to recover attorneys’ fees and court costs from litigation against his homeowners association since they weren't "actual damages" or covered by the association's bylaws, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania ruled on Friday.

Matthew Serota, who sued the London-Towne Homeowners Association in 2015 over an amendment to the HOA agreement and won, then sought to have the association pay approximately $48,000 in fees and court costs. But the Commonwealth Court ruled that mandatory payment of his court costs was not included in either his HOA bylaws or state laws he cited governing planned communities or nonprofits,...

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