Because the community association industry in California is
relatively young and unsettled, and the Davis-Stirling Act is not always
clear, there has been a great deal of litigation over the respective
rights and responsibilities of associations and members.
As a result, courts regularly make important rulings that clarify ambiguities in
the law. Most cases are decided in
the Court of Appeals but a number of them have made it to California's
The index on the left is a list of some of the more significant cases*
that impact community associations in California. For a list of new statutes and case law by year, see new laws.
Gary Kessler, Esq.
*DISCLAIMER. The list of cases
on our website is not exhaustive and some rulings have been revised by
subsequent cases. Attorneys should check the current status of cases
before citing or otherwise relying on cases posted on our website.