Watts v. Wells Fargo Dealer Services Inc
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER- For the reasons as noted within, the court DENIES Mr. Watts's 96 Motion to Vacate Void Judgment and 98 Motion to Compel. Signed by Chief Judge Karon O Bowdre on 8/18/17. (SAC )
2017 Aug-18 PM 01:54
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ROGER W. WATTS, JR.,
WELLS FARGO DEALER SERVICES,
This matter comes before the court on Mr. Watts’s “Motion to Vacate Void Judgment”
(doc. 96) and “Motion to Compel.” (Doc. 98). The court entered an Order and Partial Final
Judgment on May 25, 2017, which, among other things, granted final summary judgment in favor
of Wells Fargo as to its claim for possession of the 2011 BMW, which served as security for Mr.
Watts’s loan with Wells Fargo. In these newest filings, Mr. Watts continues to assert various
sovereign citizen theories and present incoherent legal documents that do not address the clear
language of the contract he signed with Wells Fargo on May 8, 2014 that the court found to be
dispositive of this matter. See (Doc. 89).
Mr. Watts brings his “Motion to Vacate/Void Judgment” pursuant to Federal Rule of
Civil Procedure 60(b)(4), which permits the court to grant relief from a void judgment. Mr. Watts
argues that this court’s judgment is void for lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The court already
considered and rejected the argument that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction to adjudicate this
matter. See (Doc. 53) (denying Motion to Remand); (Doc. 57 at 3–4, 8, 13–14) (discussing
reasons for denying the Motion to Remand). So the court DENIES the motion to vacate the
Mr. Watts’s motion to compel seeks an answer to the motion to vacate (whether by Wells
Fargo or the court is unclear) and “an administrative notice and demand for identification and
credentials,” apparently from the undersigned. (Doc. 98 at 2). The court DENIES the motion to
compel as frivolous.
DONE and ORDERED this 18th day of August, 2017.
KARON OWEN BOWDRE
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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