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Neuman v. Grandview at Emerald Hills, Inc.

Florida District Court of Appeal
861 So. 2d 494 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. 2003)


Facts

Grandview (defendant) operates a condominium complex in Florida. Neuman (plaintiff) is is one of a group of residents at Grandview who reserved the Grandview auditorium to conduct a religious service. Upon hearing about the service, other Grandview residents complained to management about the holding of a religious service in a common area. After a heated, argumentative resident meeting, Grandview held a vote and 70 percent of residents voted in favor of prohibiting religious services, so Grandview enacted a rule that prohibited the use of the auditorium for religious services. Neuman filed suit for injunctive relief alleging violation of a Florida statute that prohibited condominiums from unreasonably restricting condo owners’ right to peaceably assemble. The trial court ruled in favor of Grandview. Neuman appealed.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Warner, J.)

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