June 25, 2010

Meadowbrook Estates HOA v. Equity Lifestyle Properties: Trial Court Properly Granted Motion to Strike Punitive Damages Claim

We report on every California punitive damages decision, published or unpublished, but sometimes there isn't much to say. In this unpublished opinion, the California Court of Appeal (Fourth Appellate District, Division One) affirms a trial court's decision to strike a plaintiff's claim for punitive damages on the ground that the facts alleged in the complaint, even if true, could not support a finding of malice, fraud, or oppression. Yawn.