Davis v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Trustee, As Trustee for Series HBV 2007-3 et al

Filing 85

ORDER by Judge Hamilton granting in part and denying in part 74 Motion to Dismiss; denying 75 Motion to Strike ; finding as moot 83 Motion to Strike (pjhlc1, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 11/18/2010)

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Davis v. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, Trustee, As Trustee for Series HBV 2007-3 et al Doc. 85 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ESTELL DAVIS, Plaintiff, v. WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, TRUSTEE, AS TRUSTEE FOR SERIES HBV 2007-3, et al., Defendants. _______________________________/ The motion of defendants Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. ("WFB") and GMAC Mortgage LLC ("GMAC") to dismiss the claims asserted against them in the second amended complaint and to strike the prayer for attorney's fees and punitive damages came on for hearing before this court on November 17, 2010. Plaintiff Estell Davis appeared by her counsel Robert A. Spanner, and WFB and GMAC appeared by their counsel Mary Kate Sullivan. Having read the parties' papers and carefully considered their arguments, and good cause appearing, the court hereby GRANTS the motion to dismiss in part and DENIES it in part, and DENIES the motion to strike, as follows and for the reasons stated at the hearing. 1. The motion to dismiss the first cause of action under the Truth in Lending Act No. C 10-0489 PJH ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO DISMISS IN PART AND DENYING IT IN PART, AND DENYING MOTION TO STRIKE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA United United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 ("TILA") is DENIED. 2. The motion to dismiss the second cause of action under California Business & Professions Code 17200, based on violation of TILA is DENIED. 3. The motion to dismiss the third cause of action under California Financial Code 22302 is GRANTED, based on counsel's concession at the hearing that there is no Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 private right of action under 22302. The dismissal is with prejudice. 4. The motion to dismiss the fourth cause of action under Business & Professions Code 17200, based on a violation of Financial Code 22302 is GRANTED. The court has reviewed the case cited by plaintiff's counsel at the hearing, and is not persuaded that it is responsive to the concerns raised by the court at the hearing. The dismissal is with prejudice. 5. The motion to dismiss the fifth cause of action under California Civil Code 2954.4(b) is GRANTED, pursuant to Civil Code 2954.4(e), because the entity that made the subject loan, BankUnited FSB, is or was a "finance lender" subject to Division 9 (commencing with 22000) of the Financial Code. The dismissal is with prejudice. 6. DENIED. The motion to strike the prayer for attorney's fees and punitive damages is United States District Court 11 For the Northern District of California 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: November 18, 2010 ______________________________ PHYLLIS J. HAMILTON United States District Judge 2

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