Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Twin Rivers Case

Many of you will be familiar with the case of Committee for a Better Twin Rivers v. Twin Rivers Homeowner’s Association.

For those of you who are not, a brief background:

Twin Rivers was a huge planned community in New Jersey, and at least one resident thought the community was unduly restrictive. So, keeping with the American Way, he sued. His lawsuit led to an intermediate appellate opinion, in which it appeared as though the Courts of New Jersey may have been required to assure that associtions were providing consitutional-level rights to their residents.

Needless to say, the case created quite an uproar in the community association business.

Anyway, several weeks ago, the case was reversed by New Jersey's highest court. There has been lots of commentary since.


  1. Some additional background (including compalints, briefs and other documents) on this case can be found here: