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Jared Carter and Alexander Rich prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in defense of a local real estate developer who established a Homeowner’s Association only to have homeowners claim he had no right to vote in Association elections because his lots had yet to be developed.  Mr. Carter and Mr. Rich successfully argued that the language in the Association’s Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&Rs) allow for owners of any lot to vote in elections, whether or not the property has improvements.  The Honorable Jeanine B. Nadel ruled that the firm’s client, as well as any other owner of undeveloped lots, has the right to vote in Association elections according to the CC&Rs.  Judge Nadel also denied a competing motion filed by the plaintiffs that sought to prevent the firm’s client from exercising his voting rights in the future.