Member Can’t Sue Association for Punitive Damages

Facts: A member of a condominium association sued the association, alleging that its property manager, its manager’s employees, and the employees of a contractor performing balcony work in the building had made misrepresentations regarding the project. The member later requested that the trial court allow him to amend, or change, his original lawsuit to add a claim for punitive damages—that is, damagesawarded by the court against a defendant as a deterrent or punishment to redress an egregious wrong.


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