Sellers et al v. Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC
ORDER denying 63 Plaintiffs' Motion for Reconsideration On Denial of Class Certification Based Upon Applicability of Bankruptcy Code Section 524(j). Signed by Judge Timothy J. Corrigan on 1/9/2018. (SEJ)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA
RANDOLPH SELLERS, individually
and on behalf of a class of persons
similarly situated and TABETHA
SELLERS, individually and on behalf
of a class of persons similarly situated,
Case No. 3:15-cv-1106-J-32PDB
RUSHMORE LOAN MANAGEMENT
This case is before the Court on Plaintiffs’ Motion for Reconsideration On Denial
of Class Certification Based Upon Applicability of Bankruptcy Code Section 524(j).
(Doc. 63). Defendant Rushmore Loan Management Services, LLC filed a response.
“A motion for reconsideration cannot be used to relitigate old matters, raise
argument or present evidence that could have been raised prior to the entry of
judgment.” Richardson v. Johnson, 598 F.3d 734, 740 (11th Cir. 2010) (citation and
internal quotation marks omitted). As Rushmore emphasizes (Doc. 64 at 3-5),
Plaintiffs have merely recapitulated their arguments from earlier phases of this case.
The Court has addressed these arguments in the Order on summary judgment (Doc.
55) and the Order denying class certification (Doc. 62). To the extent Plaintiffs now
argue that the “Sellers and members of the class did NOT to [sic] reaffirm their
mortgage debts,” the Court notes that whether a class member reaffirmed her debt is
not included in the proposed class definition. 1 And, even if it was, the Court has
already expressed doubts as to whether reaffirmation was ever the correct framework
for a class in this case, where the Sellers never had to indicate whether they intended
to reaffirm their debt because they instead indicated that they would surrender the
property. (Doc. 55 at 29 n.17). Plaintiffs’ arguments that they have proposed a
certifiable class are still unavailing.
Accordingly, it is hereby
Plaintiffs Randolph and Tabetha Sellers’ Motion for Reconsideration On Denial
of Class Certification Based Upon Applicability of Bankruptcy Code Section 524(j)
(Doc. 63) is DENIED.
Plaintiffs proposed class definition is:
All Florida consumers who (1) have or had a residential
mortgage loan serviced by Rushmore Loan Management
Services, LLC, which Rushmore obtained when the loan was
in default; (2) received a Chapter 7 discharge of their
personal liability on the mortgage debt; and (3) were sent a
mortgage statement dated September 11, 2013 or later, in
substantially the same form as Mortgage Statement I
and/or Mortgage Statement II, and was mailed to the
debtor’s home address in connection with the discharged
(Doc. 58 at 6).
DONE AND ORDERED in Jacksonville, Florida the 9th day of January, 2018.
Counsel of record
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