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Court: Membership fees not mandatory at country club development

December 18, 2009 02:07PM

Residents of the West Palm Beach development at the Ironhorse Country Club won a legal victory when an appellate judge said they should not be charged mandatory membership fees. The appeal resolves a 2005 lawsuit filed against the homeowners’ association, citing a 2008 circuit court ruling that backs off the fees. The decision could be a boon to Floridians in similar situations, but Bob Naples president of the member-owned Ironhorse, said the drop in membership will add to the already considerable financial strain there. [Palm Beach Post]