Prancing Antelope I, LLC v. Saratoga Inn Overlook Homeowners Association, Inc.Annotate this Case
The Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the district court in favor of Saratoga Inn Overlook Homeowners Association, Inc. (HOA2) on its claim for breach of fiduciary duty and awarding punitive damages, holding that the district court did not abuse its discretion.
In developing the Saratoga Inn Overlook Subdivision, Orion Point LLC, whose sole members were Cynthia Bloomquist and Chris Shannon, established the Saratoga Inn Overlook Homeowners Association, Inc. (HOA1). When HOA1 was dissolved, Bloomquist unilaterally formed HOA2. Bloomquist then sold Orion Point's lots in the subdivision and conveyed the common area to Prancing Antelope I, LLC. HOA2 brought this action against Bloomquist, Shannon, and Prancing Antelope, asserting several claims. The district court granted summary judgment for HOA2 on its claim for ejectment. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) HOA2 was entitled to summary judgment on its ejectment claim; (2) Wyo. R. Civ. P. 19 did not require the joinder of members of HOA1; and (3) the district court did not abuse its discretion when it awarded attorneys' fees as punitive damages.