The case involved an action to foreclose on a deed of trust and to compel payment on a promissory note for the sum of $60,000 with a lis pendens filed against our client's real property by the plaintiff. We contended that the note and deed of trust was obtained from our client by fraud from a third party lender and that our client's wife's signature was forged on the document. The real property was our client's separate property. The plaintiff was also seeking monetary damages against our client. I obtained a dismissal of the action against our client and recovered for our client his attorney's fees and court costs in the sum of $9,500.