A Sacramento judge has ordered retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager and his wife to pay a homeowners association $43,150 in fees.
Superior Court Judge Judy H. Hersher issued her final decision Monday after a court trial earlier this year in a lawsuit filed by the Park River Oak Estates Homeowners Association against the renowned test pilot.
The suit that was filed in 2008 charged that Yeager, 91, and his wife, Victoria, 55, hadn’t paid their association fees on two units they own in a townhouse complex near Garcia Bend Park.
The judge ruled that the Yeagers owed the association for services performed on the defendants’ units and benefits they have received over the past eight years.
Plaintiffs’ attorney Eugene Haydu said he was mostly pleased with Hersher’s decision.
“It’s not everything we wanted, but that’s the way life is,” Haydu said. “We got the money we were looking for, that’s the main thing.”
The defendants’ attorney, Michael Thomas, said “Gen. Yeager is very happy with the decision. The judge made the right decision. It’s exactly the outcome we predicted.”
Thomas said the Yeagers were pleased because the ruling doesn’t force them to join the homeowners association.