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Seaview Ass’n of Fire Island, N.Y., Inc. v. Williams
Citation:69 N.Y.2d 987 (1987)
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The plaintiff is the Homeowners’ Association for Seaview, an unincorporated community on Fire Island with 330 homes largely occupied only for summer recreation. The plaintiff provides a number of services to the community and charges property owners in the community with a share of annual costs. The defendants own seven houses in Seaview, but they refused to pay any of the fees assessed by the plaintiff, claiming that they are not members of the plaintiff’s association and do not use the recreational facilities maintained by the plaintiff.
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