Rogers et al v. Bank of America Corporation

Filing 16

MEMORANDUM and ORDER signed by Judge Morrison C. England, Jr on 7/26/10 GRANTING deft's 11 Motion to Dismiss with leave to amend. Pltf may file an amended complaint within 20 days of the filing of this order. (Owen, K)

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Rogers et al v. Bank of America Corporation Doc. 16 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Plaintiffs, 13 v. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Because oral argument will not be of material assistance, the Court orders this matter submitted on the briefs. E.D. Cal. Local Rule 78-230(h). 1 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA RANDY ROGERS and ERNEST SCAMBLER, No. 2:10-cv-00903-MCE-KJM MEMORANDUM AND ORDER BANK of AMERICA CORPORATION aka BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Defendant. ----oo0oo---- This action arises from a series of mistaken-identity telephone calls Bank of American Corporation ("Defendant") made to Randy Rogers and Ernest Scambler ("Plaintiffs") beginning in July of 2008. Presently before the Court is Defendant's Motion to Dismiss the claims alleged against it in Plaintiffs' Complaint ("Complaint") for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6).1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Pursuant to Local Rule 230(c), opposition to a motion must be filed not less than fourteen (14) days prior to the date of the hearing. 2010. The date of the hearing on motion was set for July 22, Fourteen (14) days prior to the hearing was July 8, 2010. No opposition was filed by Plaintiffs by the above date. The Court notes that Plaintiffs have filed a First Amended Complaint subsequent to Defendant's Motion to Dismiss. However, pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a), a party may only amend its pleading once as a matter of course within 21 days after service of a motion under 12(b), (e) or (f). P. 15(a)(1)(B). 2010. Fed. R. Civ. Defendant's 12(b) motion was served on June 11, Consequently, if Plaintiffs wished to amend their Complaint as a matter of course, they needed to do so on or before July 2, 2010. Plaintiffs' First Amended Complaint (Docket No. 14) is stricken as untimely. In light of the fact that no opposition was filed by Plaintiffs, Defendant's Motion to Dismiss (Docket No. 11) is GRANTED with leave to amend. Plaintiffs may file an amended complaint not later than twenty (20) days after the date this Memorandum and Order is filed electronically. If no amended complaint is filed within said twenty (20)-day period, without further notice, Plaintiffs' claims will be dismissed without leave to amend. IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: July 26, 2010 _____________________________ MORRISON C. ENGLAND, JR. UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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