The Law Office of J. Patrick Sutton (512) 417-5903
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My Austin-based practice focuses on real estate litigation, including HOA law and mortgages. I don't represent HOA's or banks, and I don't sue consumers. My mortgage litigation includes class actions in the state and federal courts.

I also brief and argue appeals. I have handled civil appeals in the Texas Supreme Court, various Texas intermediate appellate courts, the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Right now, I have major Texas-only class actions against Nationstar Mortgage, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase relating to Texas home equity loans that were modified to feature interest-only payments and balloons. See the "Case Updates" below for more information.

CASE UPDATES

TEXAS MORTGAGE LOAN MODIFICATION INFO

If you have a Texas mortgage loan that was "modified" to include interest-only payments or a balloon payment, click on this link. Pending class actions I have filed on behalf of Texas residents are against Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase (Chase Home Finance), and Nationstar Mortgage. The cases relate to "modifications" of Texas mortgage loans, including HAMP modifications.

PENDING SHORT-TERM RENTAL LITIGATION

TARR V. TIMBERWOOD PARK OWNERS ASSOCIATION SHORT TERM RENTAL BAN LITIGATION (BEXAR COUNTY):

The HOA, which assumed the role of enforcer of the deed restrictions and fined Mr. Tarr for renting out his home for short terms, asserted that the deed restrictions ban short-term rentals. Mr. Tarr sued to block the enforcement action and the fines and asked the court to declare the meaning of the restrictive covenants.
Now, the HOA is demanding that all its member homeowners be sued as defendants individually, thereby forcing everyone in the subdivision into the litigation as parties. Mr. Tarr's motion requesting a win on the merits of the case, as well as the HOA's new request that all its homeowners be sued, are located
HERE.

DOWNEY V. BRIDLEWOOD RANCHES OWNERS ASSOCIATION SHORT TERM RENTAL BAN LITIGATION (HAYS COUNTY):

The HOA, enforcer of the deed restrictions, threatened suit against Mr. Downey for renting out his home for short terms, asserting that the deed restrictions ban short-term rentals. Downey sued to block the enforcement action and asked the court to declare the meaning of the restrictive covenants.
Now, the HOA is demanding that all its member homeowners be sued as defendants individually, thereby forcing everyone in the subdivision into the litigation as parties. Mr. Downey's motion requesting a win on the merits of the case, as well as the HOA's new request that all its homeowners be sued, are located
HERE.


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