Ho v. Federal National Mortgage Association et al

Filing 27

ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 23 with the exception that leave to amend shall not be granted. It is further ordered, the Motion to Dismiss Case 11 is GRANTED and this action is hereby dismissed; Judgment shall be entered accordingly. Signed by Senior Judge Frank R Zapata on 3/28/12. (See attached PDF for complete information.) (KAH)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 7 FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA 8 9 10 11 12 13 ) No. CV 11-324-TUC-FRZ (JJM) ) ) ORDER Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) Federal National Mortgage Association, et al., ) ) ) Defendants. ) Muoi Ho, an unmarried woman, 14 15 16 Before the Court for consideration is Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss and the Report and Recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge. 17 This action, originally filed by Plaintiff Muoi Ho in the Arizona Superior Court in and 18 for the County of Pima and removed to this Court pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332, was referred 19 to Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Marshall for all pretrial proceedings and report and 20 recommendation in accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and LRCiv 72.1 21 and LRCiv 72.2 of the Rules of Practice of the United States District Court for the District 22 of Arizona, Local Rules of Civil Procedure. 23 Defendants Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”), Bank of 24 America, N.A. (“BANA”), individually and as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans 25 Servicing, L.P., and ReconTrust Company, N.A. (“ReconTrust”) (collectively “Defendants”) 26 filed the present motion on July 22, 2011 to dismiss the Complaint filed in this action, which 27 alleges five causes of action arising from the non-judicial foreclosure of the Plaintiff’s home, 28 as set forth in detail in the Report and Recommendation. 1 Following review of the Defendants’ motion, Plaintiff’s response in opposition 2 thereto, Defendants’ reply, and hearing oral argument on the foregoing, Magistrate Judge 3 Marshall issued her Report and Recommendation on September 21, 2011, recommending 4 that the District Court, after its independent review of the record, enter an order granting 5 Defendants’ motion to dismiss, and further granting Plaintiff leave to amend her claims 6 alleging fraud. 7 The Report and Recommendation advised “the parties shall have fourteen (14) days 8 from the date of service of a copy of this recommendation within which to file specific 9 written objections with the District Court. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1) and Rules 72(b), 6(a) 10 and 6(e) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.” 11 Plaintiff’s Objections to the Report and Recommendations of the Magistrate Judge 12 were timely filed on November 22, 2011, requesting the Court deny the Defendants’ motion 13 to dismiss in its entirety, or, in the alternative, grant Plaintiff at least sixty (60) days leave to 14 conduct discovery and amend her Complaint. 15 Defendants filed a response thereto, requesting the Court adopt the Report and 16 Recommendation granting the motion to dismiss, but further requesting that the Court 17 dismiss Plaintiff’s claims without leave to amend. 18 The Court finds, after de novo review of the matters presented, including the Report 19 and Recommendation, Defendants’ motion to dismiss, Plaintiff’s response in opposition, and 20 Defendants’ reply, Plaintiff’s objections to the Report and Recommendation and Defendants’ 21 response thereto, that the findings of the Magistrate Judge shall be accepted and adopted as 22 the findings of fact and conclusions of law of the Court, with exception of the 23 recommendation that Plaintiff be granted leave to amend. 24 The Court finds that Plaintiffs’ conclusory allegations in relation to Plaintiff’s fraud 25 claims do not meet the specific content pleading requirements to comply with Rule 9(b) and 26 cannot “be cured by the addition of facts consistent with those alleged in the complaint,” as 27 suggested in the Report and Recommendation. See Silving v. Wells Fargo Bank, NA, 800 28 F.Supp.2d 1055,1074-75 (D.Ariz. 2011)(“We have interpreted Rule 9(b) to mean that the -2- 1 pleader must state the time, place, and specific content of the false representations as well 2 as the identities of the parties to the misrepresentations.”)(citation omitted). “Plaintiff[‘s] 3 lack of access to some facts does not excuse failure to adequately plead the facts [she does] 4 have.” Id. 5 Accordingly, 6 IT IS ORDERED that Magistrate Judge Marshall’s Report and Recommendation 7 (Doc. 23) is hereby ACCEPTED and ADOPTED as the findings of fact and conclusions of 8 law by this Court, with the exception that leave to amend shall not be granted; 9 10 IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 11) is GRANTED and this action is hereby dismissed; Judgment shall be entered accordingly. 11 12 DATED this 28th day of March, 2012. 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 -3-

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