Helen Theresa Givens v. Roy Anthony Givens, et al.

Case No.: 17CV311029     Track Rulings In Case

I. Background

Plaintiff Helen Givens (“Plaintiff”) brings this action against her former husband, Roy Givens (“Husband”) and several other defendants for damages associated with domestic violence and financial abuse.

According to the allegations of the third amended complaint (“TAC”), and relevant here, defendant Banner Bank (“Banner”) is a Washington state chartered bank headquartered in Walla Walla, Washington. (TAC, ¶ 17.) Plaintiff and Husband purchased property in Newport, Washington and Banner issued home equity lines of credit (“HELOC”), secured by the property. (Id. at ¶ ¶177, 179, 180.) The loans was sought by Husband, who caused a third person to fraudulently notarize the bank documents. (Id. at ¶ ¶ 179, 181.) The lines of credit exceeded the value of the property, and Plaintiff was unaware of their existence. (Id. at ¶¶ 179, 182.) The terms of the loan were subsequently modified two times in 2013 and 2015, but Plaintiff did not sign the docu........