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Volunteer attorney successfully helps drop suit against a Marine by a homeowners association

December 10, 2013

A Marine attempted to sell his home after he received orders to deploy. However, he was unable to sell his home, so he surrendered his home to the mortgage company without a formal foreclosure. Later, while the Marine was deployed overseas, his wife received harassing phone calls about unpaid dues from the homeowners association of their former residence. After explaining the Marine’s situation to the association, the Marine’s wife was assured that any dues and fees that accumulated after the surrender would be waived. However, despite these assurances, the association sued the Marine for these fees. The Marine contacted a military legal assistance attorney who referred his case to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project. The Project connected the Marine with a volunteer attorney who successfully negotiated with the homeowners association to drop the suit.

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