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Hello,Since homeowners association fees are generally considered covenants running with the land, they are secured interests which are nondischargeable in bankruptcy under Section 523(a)(16). Consequently, there is little point in fighting the lawsuit, unless you can show that a subsequent purchaser of your property (e.g., bank or new owner) paid the fees (in which case, the plaintiff/HOA has no damages and no grounds for a lawsuit). The problem with discovery here is that in order to finding whether this payment occurred, you would have to defend the lawsuit. If you bet wrong, you will get stuck with the HOA's attorney's fees in addition to the unpaid fees. So, unless you can somehow discover this info without defending the lawsuit, it may be more cost effective to simply pay the fees and move on.Hope this helps.
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