Chaney et al v. JP Morgan Chase Bank NA
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER that the temporary restraining order entered by the Circuit Court of Colbert County is desolved and all proceedings in the matter are STAYED for a 90 day period as more fully set out in order. Signed by Judge C Lynwood Smith, Jr on 7/12/2013. (AHI )
2013 Jul-12 PM 02:16
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
JAMES CHANEY & TAMELA
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK,
Civil Action No. CV-13-S-1284-NW
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Plaintiffs, James and Tamela Chaney, commenced this action in the Circuit
Court of Colbert County, Alabama to enjoin defendant, JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.,
from foreclosing on their residence.1 Circuit Court Judge Harold V. Hughston, Jr.
entered a temporary restraining order restraining defendant from foreclosing on the
residence on July 9, 2013.2 Judge Hughston scheduled the hearing regarding the
preliminary injunction for July 11, 2013.3 Prior to that date, on July 10, 2013,
defendant removed the action to the Northern District of Alabama.4 The following
day, the parties informed this court of the following developments:
See doc. no. 1-1, at 3-6. Document number 1-1 actually contains several documents, one
of which is the complaint filed in state court.
Id. at 57-58.
Id. at 80.
See doc. no. 1 (Notice of Removal).
. . . Counsel for Plaintiff and counsel for Defendant have been
conferring regarding potential resolution of the case.
Chase has agreed to maintain the status quo, and not to commence
foreclosure proceedings during the pendency of this action.
In light of the removal, and Chase’s agreement not to commence
foreclosure proceedings, Plaintiff has filed a motion in the state
court proceeding (copy attached as Exhibit A) acknowledging the
removal and requesting the release of the bond posted by
Plaintiff’s counsel as a condition of issuance of the Temporary
Restraining Order. The Circuit Court has now entered an Order
(copy attached as Exhibit B) directing that the bond posted by
counsel for Plaintiffs be refunded. Without commenting on the
validity or effect of such Order, Defendant does not object to the
release of the bond previously paid by Plaintiff, and the parties
agree that the Temporary Restraining Order previously entered by
the Circuit Court of Colbert County is due to be dissolved.5
The parties also expressed their belief:
that the temporary restraining order entered by the Circuit Court of
Colbert County is due to be dissolved; that the parties have agreed to
maintain the status quo and Chase has agreed not to commence
foreclosure proceedings during the pendency of this action and that
therefore no hearing is necessary on the motion for preliminary
injunction; and that all proceedings in this matter should be stayed for a
period of ninety (90) days to permit the parties to explore resolution of
the disputes in this matter.6
Accordingly, it is ORDERED that: the temporary restraining order entered by
the Circuit Court of Colbert County is dissolved; and, all proceedings in this matter
should be stayed for a period of ninety (90) days.
Doc. no. 6 (Joint Submission Regarding Injunctive Relief), at 2.
Id. at 2-3.
DONE and ORDERED this 12th day of July, 2013.
United States District Judge
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