Midsouth Bank, N.A. v. Texarkana Arkansas Hospitality, LLC et al
ORDER granting 8 Motion to Substitute Party. Midsouth Bank, N.A. terminated. Patricia Hamilton as Trustee of the Bryce Dodson Supplemental Needs Trust U/T/A substituted as Plaintiff. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on August 8, 2017. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
MIDSOUTH BANK, N.A.
CASE NO. 4:16-CV-04084
SUKHPAL SINGH; and
HARBANS S. GREWAL
Before the Court is a Motion to Substitute Party filed by Patricia Hamilton (“Hamilton”),
Trustee of the Bryce Dodson Supplemental Needs Trust U/T/A dated 15th day of March, 2017 by
James J. Naples, Settlor (the “Trust”). ECF No. 8. The parties have not filed a response. The Court
finds this matter ripe for consideration.
Hamilton states that this is a foreclosure action in which Plaintiff Midsouth Bank, N.A.,
seeks to enforce a promissory note from Texarkana Arkansas Hospitality, LLC, payable to
Midsouth Bank, N.A. ECF No. 8. Hamilton further states that on March 17, 2017, Midsouth Bank,
N.A., sold and transferred the loan to the Trust. ECF No. 8. Hamilton contends that this made the
Trust the successor-in-interest in this action and requests that the Trust be substituted as plaintiff.
ECF No. 8. The Federal Rules of Civil Procedure provide that “[i]f an interest is transferred, the
action may be continued by or against the original party unless the court, on motion, orders the
transferee to be substituted in the action or joined with the original party.” Fed. R. Civ. P. 25(c).
In the present case, Plaintiff Midsouth Bank, N.A., has transferred its interest in the subject
matter of the present action to the Trust. Accordingly, the Court finds that Hamilton’s Motion to
Substitute Party (ECF No. 8) should be and hereby is GRANTED. The Clerk of Court is hereby
directed to terminate Midsouth Bank, N.A, and substitute Patricia Hamilton as Trustee of the Bryce
Dodson Supplemental Needs Trust U/T/A dated 15th day of March, 2017 by James J. Naples,
Settlor, as Plaintiff.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 8th day of August, 2017.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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