RPG Successfully Defends HOA Client Against Annexation Attempt

Rabin Parker Gurley, P.A. recently obtained a favorable appellate decision on behalf of its HOA client in a case where a municipality filed suit to compel the annexation of HOA property. Following a two-day trial, the court entered judgment in favor of the municipality, thereby effectively requiring the HOA to consent to annexation. On appeal, the Second District Court reversed with instruction for the trial court to enter judgment in favor of the HOA. The Second District Court held that the applicable statute of limitations period had expired and the municipality’s right to bring the claim had, therefore, lapsed. Ranucci v. City of Palmetto, 317 So. 3d 270 (Fla. 2d DCA 2021).