Miles & Stockbridge Principal Anthony Cavanaugh Wins Summary Judgment in Maryland Campground Dispute


Date: 08 / 26 / 19

Type: Firm News

Cavanaugh_Anthony_60841-3308__EH.jpgMiles & Stockbridge trial lawyer Anthony F. Cavanaugh has won summary judgment in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of the developer (W.S.C.) and manager (Indian Acres) of a resort campground on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A putative class of plaintiffs alleged that the developer was required to transfer ownership of the campground’s common elements and amenities to the individual campsite owners based on a recorded declaration and the Maryland Homeowners’ Association Act.  

In March 2019, the court denied the plaintiffs’ motion for class certification, finding that the plaintiffs’ class allegations “reflect[ed] a misguided and confused litigation strategy.” (At the time, Cavanaugh was working at the law firm Linowes and Blocher.)

Then, on August 21, 2019 the court awarded Cavanaugh’s clients a complete victory, granting the defendants’ motion for summary judgment on all counts.

Cavanaugh is a principal in the Washington, D.C. office of Miles & Stockbridge. He has substantial experience in defending class actions and in all aspects of real estate litigation.