Don’t Like Your Neighbors’ House? Sue Them. - NYTimes.com:
The case in question involves a historic district, not an HOA, but the author goes on a bit of a tangent about HOAs:
"But lawsuits like these fly in the face of American individuality and progress, which the American dream is meant to embody. With each passing year it seems that things like homeowner associations and the various codes, covenants and restrictions they tend to follow have become ever more proscriptive and often ridiculous. People have been sued for not mowing their lawns, or for using exterior paint colors that were not on a list of approved colors."