Association Not Entitled to Apportion Attorney’s Fees

March 14, 2013
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Facts: Water leaks in the common area of a condominium building damaged an owner’s unit. The owner sued the association and the building’s developer. After a jury trial, the jury found that both the developer and the association were negligent and that their actions were the direct cause of the damage. The jury attributed 80 percent of “fault” to the developer and 20 percent to the association—that is, the developer would be responsible for paying 80 percent of the damages and the association would be responsible for paying 20 percent.

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