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Since 2003, Jon Patterson has represented clients nationwide in a variety of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, industrial equipment, mobile technology and retail services. Jon is an experienced litigator and trial lawyer who helps clients protect their business interests in disputes related to contracts, torts, premises liability, auto accidents, trade secrets and non-competes.

Throughout his career, Jon has handled cases through all stages of the litigation process, including arbitration hearings, mediations, jury trials, bench trials and injunctive relief hearings. His trial practice has led him to courtrooms across the country, including Wisconsin, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Oklahoma.

New Decision from the D.C. Court of Appeals Recognizes Additional Defenses to HOA Super-Priority Lien StatuteAs we noted in last week’s blog post, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals issued a decision on March 1, 2018, that created a new wave of uncertainty for lenders with loans secured by deeds of trust on condominium units in the District of Columbia. In the Liu decision, the court held

Is a Foreclosure Crisis Looming in Our Nation’s Capital?The District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently sent a new set of shockwaves through the mortgage industry in the nation’s capital when it released its decision in Andrea Liu v. U.S. Bank National Association. Having held over three years ago that condominium associations have “super-priority” liens for unpaid assessments and can wipe out

New HOA Decision by Nevada Supreme Court Indicates Continued Litigation to Save First LiensAs the lending community is well aware, the mortgage industry in the state of Nevada remains in flux. Nevada continues to deal with the aftermath of the Nevada Supreme Court’s September 2014 decision in SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC v. U.S. Bank, N.A., where the Court held that under Nevada law, a properly noticed

Amendments to FRCP 26(b) Put Significant Emphasis on ProportionalityRevisions to several key provisions of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) took effect on December 1, 2015, and will have a significant impact on discovery procedure and practice in federal court. The aim of these revisions is to reduce discovery costs by promoting proportionality in the discovery process, requiring parties to be transparent

Nevada HOA Super-Priority Lien Statute Preempted by Federal Law, Holds U.S. District CourtOn Monday, the U.S. District Court for Nevada issued significant decisions in three cases, holding that a foreclosure on a Nevada HOA’s super-priority lien could not extinguish a deed of trust securing a debt owned by a Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE). As previously noted on this blog, Chief Judge Navarro ruled a few weeks ago

Nevada HOA Foreclosures Cannot Extinguish Deeds of Trust Held by Fannie MaeYesterday, the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada issued an important ruling concerning the litigation over whether homeowners’ association foreclosures under Nevada’s super-priority lien statute (NRS 116.3116) can extinguish first deeds of trust when the underlying indebtedness is owned by a Government-Sponsored Enterprise (GSE) like Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) or Federal