Homeowner Nick Durham sued homeowners' association for failure to operate legally according to Florida Statutes 720. The association ignored presuit mediation offer according to FS 720.311.
After the judge ruled against the homeowner, the association demanded legal fees as prevailing party, according to FS 720.305.
Here are the rulings against the association asking for attorney's fees:
County Court Order Denying Motion To Tax Costs And Attorney Fees; Case No.: 08-10362
Final Ruling Appellate Division: Case No.: 08-30641
Case Law as quoted in decision of Appellate Division: