Azeltine v. Bank of America

Filing 29

ORDER granting 13 Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction; denying 15 Motion for Default Judgment; denying 17 Motion Summary Disposition; denying 20 Motion for Summary Judgment; Accepted and adopting Report and Recommendations re 23 Repo rt and Recommendations. Plaintiff granted leave to amend his Complaint consistent with Section III of the Report and Recommendation. Plaintiff shall file his amended Complaint on or before 5/6/2011. This matter is referred back to Magistrate Judge Estrada.. Signed by Judge Raner C Collins on 4/15/2011.(JKM)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 John H. Azeltine, Jr., Plaintiff, 10 11 vs. 12 Bank of America, 13 Defendant. 14 ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV 10-218-TUC-RCC ORDER 15 16 17 The Court accepts and adopts Magistrate Judge Hector C. Estrada’s December 14, 18 2010 Report and Recommendation (R &R) (Doc. 23) as the findings of fact and conclusions 19 of law of this Court and grants Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 13); denies Plaintiff’s 20 Motion for Default Judgment (Doc. 15); denies Defendant’s Motion for Summary 21 Disposition (Doc. 17); denies Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. 20); and 22 grants Plaintiff leave to amend his complaint. 23 The parties were sent copies of the R & R and instructed that, pursuant to U.S.C. § 24 636(b)(1) and FED.R.CIV.P. 72(b)(2), they had fourteen (14) days to file written objections. 25 Plaintiff filed an objection to the R & R within the 14 day period. 26 The duties of the district court in connection with a R & R are set forth in Rule 59 of the 27 Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and 28 U .S.C. § 636(b)(1). The district court may “accept, 28 reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the findings or recommendations made by the magistrate 1 judge.” Fed.R.Crim.P. 59(b)(3); 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). “The district court must consider whether 2 to modify or set aside any part of a nondispositive order that is contrary to law or clearly 3 erroneous.” Fed.R.Crim.P. 59(a). “The judge may also receive further evidence or recommit the 4 matter to the magistrate judge with instructions.” 28 U.S.C. § 636(b); see also Fed.R.Crim.P. 5 59(b)(3). 6 Where the parties object to a R & R, “[a] judge of the [district] court shall make a de 7 novo determination of those portions of the [R & R] to which objection is made.” 28 U.S.C. § 8 636(b)(1); see Thomas v. Arn, 474 U.S. 140, 149-50, 106 S.Ct. 466, 88 L.Ed.2d 435 (1985). 9 When no objection is filed, the district court need not review the R & R de novo. Wang v. 10 Masaitis, 416 F.3d 992, 1000 n. 13 (9th Cir.2005); United States v. Reyna-Tapia, 328 F.3d 1114, 11 1121-22 (9th Cir.2003) (en banc). Therefore to the extent that no objection has been made, 12 arguments to the contrary have been waived. McCall v. Andrus, 628 F.2d 1185, 1187 (9th 13 Cir.1980) (failure to object to Magistrate's report waives right to do so on appeal); see also, 14 Advisory Committee Notes to Fed.R.Civ.P. 72 (citing Campbell v. United States Dist. Court, 15 501 F.2d 196, 206 (9th Cir.1974) (when no timely objection is filed, the court need only satisfy 16 itself that there is no clear error on the face of the record in order to accept the recommendation). 17 18 19 20 21 The Court will not disturb a Magistrate Judge's Order unless his factual findings are clearly erroneous or his legal conclusions are contrary to law. 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(A); Fed. R. Cr. P. 59(a). “[T]he magistrate judge's decision ... is entitled to great deference by the district court.” United States v. Abonce-Barrera, 257 F.3d 959, 969 (9th Cir.2001). A failure to raise an objection waives a right to review. Fed.R.Crim.P. 59(a); 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1). 22 23 24 25 26 Plaintiff objects to the R & R “on the issue of Defendant’s Default as that (Doc. 21) Defendant’s Response to Plaintiff’s Request for Summary Judgement (Doc. 22) Plaintiff’s Reply to Defendant’s Response (Doc. 21) And Proof of Defendant’s Voluntary Default were not considered in this report.” (Doc. 24). 27 This Court finds, after consideration of all matter presented, including the objection, and 28 after an independent review of the record herein, that the findings of the Magistrate Judge as set -2- 1 forth in the Report and Recommendation shall be accepted and adopted as the findings of fact 2 and conclusions of law of the Court. Accordingly, 3 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Estrada’s Report and 4 Recommendation (Doc. 23) is hereby ACCEPTED and ADOPTED as the findings of fact and 5 conclusions of law by this Court; 6 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that : 7 1. Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 13) is granted 9 2. Plaintiff’s Motion for Default Judgment (Doc. 15) is denied 10 3. Defendant’s Motion for Summary Disposition (Doc. 17) is denied 11 4. Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment (Doc. 20) is denied 5. Plaintiff is granted leave to amend his Complaint consistent with Section III of the Report 8 12 13 14 and Recommendation. Plaintiff shall file his amended Complaint on or before May 6, 2011; 15 16 17 18 19 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this matter is referred back to Magistrate Judge Estrada for all pretrial proceedings and report and recommendation in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and LRCiv 72.1 and LRCiv 72.2. DATED this 15th day of April, 2011. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -3-

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