What’s the story behind the tiny question marks that recently appeared at the end of the low-dangling “DEED RESTRICTIONS ENFORCED” signs on at least a couple Garden Oaks welcome-to-the-neighborhood markers? More than just your usual neighborhood grumbling and graffiti-ing, it appears.
As The Leader reported in January, a lawsuit filed by the Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization against a couple of residents resulted in a ruling devastating to the neighborhood’s deed restrictions. Although the jury found that the defendants had violated the deed restrictions, it declared them not liable; instead, the deed restrictions were found to have been “abandoned” because they were enforced only selectively.
The GOMO was ordered to pay $80,000 to the defendants to cover their legal fees.
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