Renowitzky et al v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. et al

Filing 19

ORDER GRANTING WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.'S MOTION TO EXPUNGE LIS PENDENS; AWARDING ATTORNEYS' FEES TO WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. The notice of lis pendens is expunged. Wells Fargo is awarded $1650 in attorneys' fees. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on 12/20/16. (mmclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 12/20/2016) (Additional attachment(s) added on 12/20/2016: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service) (tlS, COURT STAFF).

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA – SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 9 10 CARL RENOWITZKY and PAULINE 11 GALLEGOS, CASE NO.: 3:16-CV-07076-MMC [Assigned to Hon. Maxine M. Chesney] Plaintiffs, 12 ORDER [PROPOSED] GRANTING WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.’S MOTION TO EXPUNGE LIS PENDENS ; AWARDING 13 v. 14 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO BANK 15 SOUTHWEST, N.A. F/K/A WACHOVIA MORTGAGE FSB F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS 16 BANK, FSB; NDEX WEST, LLC, GOLDEN WEST SAVINGS ASSOCIATION SERVICE 17 CO., A CALIFORNIA CORPORATION, ALL PERSONS UNKNOWN CLAIMING ANY 18 LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHT TITLE, ESTATE, LIEN OR INTEREST IN THE 19 PROPERTY DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT ADVERSE TO PLAINTIFFS’ 20 TITLE OR ANY CLOUD ON PLAINTIFFS TITLE THERETO AND DOES 1-100, 21 INCLUSIVE ATTORNEYS' FEES TO WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Date: Time: Crtrm: January 20, 2017 9:00 a.m. 7 Defendants. 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 93000/FR2126/01616251-1 1 CASE NO.: 3:16-CV-07076-MMC ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO EXPUNGE LIS PENDENS 1 The motion of defendants Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Successor By Merger To Wells 2 Fargo Bank Southwest, N.A. f/k/a Wachovia Mortgage FSB f/k/a World Savings Bank, FSB, 3 and Golden West Savings Association Service, Co. (collectively “Wells Fargo”) for an order to 4 expunge the notice of pendency of action (“lis pendens”), which was filed by plaintiffs against 5 the real property at issue, came on regularly for hearing on January 20, 2017at 9:00 a.m. in before the 6 Courtroom 7 of the above-entitled Court, the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney presiding. No opposition has been filed. ^ 7 After reviewing the moving papers, and good cause appearing: 8 IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 9 1. The Notice of Lis Pendens recorded by plaintiff Carl Renowitzky with the 10 Alameda County Recorder’s Office on October 5, 2016 as Instrument Number: 2016258284 11 against the real property commonly described as 26473 Palomares Road, Castro Valley, 12 California 94552, is hereby EXPUNGED. 13 2. The real property affected is legally described as: 14 PORTION OF THE RANCHO SAN LORENZO AND BEING A 15 PORTION OF THE 218.94 ACRE TRACT DESCRIBED IN THE 16 DEED TO LEONA A. PHILLIPS AND EUGENE C. COLLINS, 17 RECORDED AUGUST 3, 1946, UNDER RECORDER'S SERIES 18 NO. TT/67661, RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY, DESCRIBED 19 AS FOLLOWS: 20 BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE 21 PARCEL OF LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO 22 RUDOLPH A. TOMICICH, ET UX, RECORDED OCTOBER 15, 23 1959 UNDER RECORDER'S SERIES NO. AO/ 121757, 24 OFFICIAL RECORDS OF SAID COUNTY; THENCE ALONG 25 A RANDOM LINE IN COUNTY ROAD NO. 2432, KNOWN AS 26 PALOMARES CANYON ROAD, NORTH 49 DEGREES 45 27 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 155.04 FEET; THENCE 28 LEAVING SAID LINE 73 DEGREES 26 MINUTES 35 93000/FR2126/01616251-1 2 CASE NO.: 3:16-CV-07076-MMC ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO EXPUNGE LIS PENDENS 1 SECONDS WEST 692.17 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 65 2 DEGREES 08 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST 797.97 FEET TO 3 THE WESTERN LINE OF SAID 218.94 ACRE TRACT; 4 THENCE ALONG THE LAST MENTIONED LINE SOUTH 21 5 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 1 1 SECONDS EAST 154.51 FEET, 6 MORE OR LESS, TO THE NORTHERN LINE OF THE 200.63 7 ACRE TRACT OF LAND DESCRIBED IN THE DEED TO 8 MANUEL IGNACIO GARCIA RECORDED OCTOBER 2, 1882 9 AT BOOK 243 OF DEEDS, PAGE 418, RECORDS OF SAID 10 COUNTY; THENCE ALONG THE LAST MENTIONED LINE 11 THE TWO FOLLOWING COURSES; NORTH 63 DEGREES 23 12 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST 397.76 FEET AND NORTH 89 13 DEGREES 53 MINUTES 25 SECONDS EAST 405.02 FEET TO 14 THE SOUTHEASTERN CORNER OF SAID TOMICICH 15 PARCEL OF LAND (AQ/121757); THENCE ALONG THE 16 WESTERN AND NORTHERN LINES OF THE LAST 17 MENTIONED PARCEL OF LAND THE FOUR FOLLOWING 18 COURSES: (1) NORTH 20 DEGREES 38 MINUTES 05 19 SECONDS WEST, 1 15.96 FEET; (2) NORTH 69 DEGREES 21 20 MINUTES 55 SECONDS EAST 434.42 FEET; (3) NORTH 68 21 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 20 SECONDS EAST 96.76 FEET; (4) 22 NORTH 71 DEGREES 30 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 23 259.33 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 24 3. Plaintiffs are hereby prevented from recording any subsequent notice of pending 25 action (or lis pendens) as to the subject property without leave of court, pursuant to C.C.P. 26 §405.36. 27 4. In connection with this case and the real property affected, any notice within the 28 definition of Code of Civil Procedure § 405.2 which has either been recorded in the past or may 93000/FR2126/01616251-1 3 CASE NO.: 3:16-CV-07076-MMC ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO EXPUNGE LIS PENDENS 1 be recorded in the future by plaintiffs Carl Renowitzky or Pauline Gallegos with regard to the 2 subject property is null, void, of no legal effect, and does not impart notice of any kind to any 3 subsequent purchaser or encumbrancer of said subject property unless and until a further order of 4 court so authorizing such new recording is itself recorded with the County Recorder of Los 5 Angeles County. Alameda County. 6 7 8 9 10 is As the prevailing party on the motion, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. entitled to recover ^ its attorney fees and costs as Plaintiffs have not acted with substantial justification and have not been shown. circumstances do not exist which would make such an order unjust. Thus, under Code of Civil ^ $1650 (one-thousand six-hundred fifty dollars) Procedure § 405.38, the amount of $2,337.50 (two-thousand three-hundred thirty-seven dollars ^ and fifty cents) for attorney fees and costs related to this motion is hereby awarded in favor of 5. 11 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and against plaintiffs Carl Renowitzky and Pauline Gallegos. 12 IT IS SO ORDERED. 13 December 20, 2016 14 Dated: 15 HON. MAXINE M. CHESNEY UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 93000/FR2126/01616251-1 4 CASE NO.: 3:16-CV-07076-MMC ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO EXPUNGE LIS PENDENS

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