BEAUMONT – The Ninth Court of Appeals recently affirmed that a trial court was right in awarding summary judgment to JP Morgan Chase and the Pleasure Pier Homeowners Association in a wrongful foreclosure lawsuit.

Seeking a restraining order and declaratory judgment, plaintiff Stone Haynes Jr. filed suit against Chase and Pleasure Pier HOA last June.

Haynes had purchased two pieces of property a decade earlier that were financed by Chase. He alleges both defendants are guilty of wrongful foreclosure.

In November, both defendants, respectively, moved for summary judgment, which were both granted by the trial court.

An appeal followed asserting the trial court erred.

“We conclude that, due to the inadequacy of his brief, Appellant has waived his issue on appeal as to his complaints regarding the summary judgment that the trial court granted the HOA,” states the Ninth Court’s opinion, delivered Sept. 21.

“Finding that nothing has been preserved for our review, we affirm the trial court’s judgment for the HOA. Having overruled Appellant’s issues, we affirm the judgments of the trial court.”

Stone is represented by Bruce Cobb.

PPHOA is represented by Pete Steele.

Chase is represented by attorneys Marcie Schout and William Lewis.

Appeals case No. 09-17-00020-Cv

Trial case No. A-198593

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