Quarterly Newsletter Winter 2018
Recently, the U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Oregon had the opportunity to decide whether members of a Homeowners Association (“HOA”) qualify as intended third-party beneficiaries of the HOA’s insurance policy. In Stanton v. QBE Ins. Corp., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 185988 (Nov. 9, 2017), the Court held that the owners of a townhome, who were members of the community’s HOA, lacked standing to bring suit against the HOA’s insurer because they were not named insureds and did not otherwise qualify as intended third-party beneficiaries of the policy.