HOA litigation is common.
With many Americans up-side-down with their lenders and falling behind on their house payments, HOA's have begun to experience similar problems with many homeowners falling behind on HOA payments, too.
Many HOA bi-laws have clauses as to how to resolve these delinquent accounts that may include suing to recover the payments.
This is only one of many kinds of litigation that can occur. Earlier Rob Spinosa suggested
www. CondoCerts.com . This should work, but I think they will charge you a fee to find out. If you are working with a local real estate agent or loan officer, ask them to get you the information for you for free.
If not, call me at 949-370-1311 and I will research it. If you are looking to purchase a home using HUD financing, you need to find out this info as it could create a financing problem for purchasing in a community with litigation pending.