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UPDATE: Texas HOA neighbor dismisses lawsuit over ‘playscape’

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities

Good news! Kim and Jason Costa of Georgetown have announced that the ‘playscape’ lawsuit filed against them by their HOA neighbors has been dismissed.

Richard and Carole Gottlieb recently sued the Costas for allegedly violating the community’s Covenants and Restrictions by installing a playscape structure in their backyard for their terminally-ill 5-year-old son, Colton.

The HOA for the Estrella subdivision confirmed that the Costas did properly request approval for the play structure before it was installed last summer, and that the architectural committee and board agreed to allow its construction.

The Gottliebs complained that the HOA didn’t follow its own rules, so they filed their own lawsuit against their next door neighbors.

Kim Costa announced the lawsuit on her Facebook page, and several local news stations picked up on the story. In response, the Costa’s neighbors showered the family with an outpouring of support.

By contrast, the story generated a lot of negative media attention and general public outrage over the nasty lawsuit.

Hopefully, the Gottlieb’s dismissal of this lawsuit is the end of the conflict in the Estrella HOA. ♦

Read more details in this earlier IAC post:

TX homeowner files nasty lawsuit over HOA-approved ‘playscape’