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Golden Rain Foundation v. Franz, G038758

Judgment finding plaintiff was an "association" subject to the Davis-Stirling Common Interest Development Act is affirmed where: 1) substantial evidence supported that plaintiff was a non-profit association created to manage a common interest development; and 2) the declaration of trust which created the common interest development was effective.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/10/2008
  • Published 06/10/2008



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Pray, Price, Williams & Picking, William A. Williams and Jay H. Picking, Long Beach, for Plaintiff and Appellant., Fiore, Racobs & Powers, Richard S. Fiore, John R. MacDowell, and Alejandro Portales, Irvine, for Amici Curiae Seal Beach Mutual Nos. One-Twelve and Fifteen-Seventeen., Shannon M. Walpole;  Bell, Rosenberg & Hughes and Robert Rosenberg, Oakland, for Amicus Curiae Golden Rain Foundation of Walnut Creek.

  • For Appellees:
  • Crowell & Moring and Steven P. Rice, Irvine, for Defendants and Respondents Carol Franz, Richard Braun, Edmund Brian Marineau, Clara M. Vanderzee-Bos, Edmund Loritz, and Jacklyn E. Shaw., Matison & Margolese and Wayne Hunkins for Defendant and Respondent David Lyon.
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