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Category Archives: Condominiums

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Supreme Judicial Court Voids Condominium Bylaw as Against Public Policy

Posted in Condominiums
In a November article I discussed the pending Supreme Judicial Court case Trustees of Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v. Cambridge Point, LLC.  You can read the full article here, but the essential issue is whether condominium bylaw provisions limiting a condominium board’s ability to initiate litigation should be void, either because such provisions violate the… Continue Reading

Pending SJC Case Could Change Condominium Litigation in Massachusetts

Posted in Condominiums
My colleague at Rackemann, Jonathan Hayden, has been watching this pending SJC decision and the following is his take on the case: The Supreme Judicial Court’s upcoming decision in Trustees of Cambridge Point Condominium Trust v. Cambridge Point, LLC has the potential to change significantly the landscape for condominium litigation in Massachusetts.  The decision also… Continue Reading

Appeals Court Clarifies Powers of Association Trustees

Posted in Condominiums, Miscellaneous, Restrictive Covenants
Association trustees are batting .500 in two recent and colorful Appeals Court decisions.  Trustees of a homeowner’s association got on base in Rawan v. Massad (pdf), in which the defendants, Mr. and Mrs. Massad, decided to help their son and others in the community “play ball” by creating a regulation baseball diamond on their property.  The town had only one other ballfield, and the… Continue Reading