FDN ATTORNEYS DEFEAT SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND STOP SALE IN CALIFORNIA; FDN’S JEFF BARNES, ESQ. OPENS NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA OFFICE

July 14, 2010

FDN attorney Bill Sloan, Esq. has defeated a plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a foreclosure case in South Carolina. The case thus continues to progress into discovery. This is Mr. Sloan’s second recent victory in a span of just weeks. Mr. Sloan is being assisted by FDN’s Jeff Barnes, Esq., who may seek admission PHV to the South Carolina court in the case. Mr. Sloan and Mr. Barnes have also just been retained on yet another case in South Carolina as well.

FDN’s Alan Geraci, Esq. has scored his second recent victory in California on papers drafted and prepared by Mr. Barnes. The Court entered a Temporary Restraining Order cancelling a trustee’s sale the day before the sale was to take place. The Order provides that the Defendants must produce certain discovery documents at this time, even before formal discovery has been instituted. The form of the Order is very similar to a prior Order entered by another California court which commanded the production of discovery documents relating to securitization, chain of title, and standing at the TRO stage, which Order was obtained by Mr. Geraci on papers prepared by Mr. Barnes. We previously published this significant result on this website.

As Mr. Barnes has literally been deluged with cases from California, Oregon, and Arizona recently and is receiving more and more inquiries as to cases in Hawaii, he has opened an office in Newport Beach, California which will ultimately replace the Las Vegas, Nevada office and will provide Mr. Barnes with five (5) different airports to better serve clients in numerous states. The transition is scheduled to be completed by the end of the first week of August, 2010. Mr. Barnes will continue to use the Nevada office for the remainder of the month of July. The Boca Raton, Florida office will continue to operate after the Nevada/California transition.

The California office is located at 2901 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach, California 92663. All mail to that office should be directed to Suite 350.

Jeff Barnes, Esq.

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