Malcolm v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.

Filing 52

ORDER TRANSFERRING CASE.. Signed by Judge MDL Panel on 6/7/2010. (gm, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 6/16/2010) [Transferred from California Northern on 6/17/2010.]

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Judge Pallmeyer Magistrate Keys Filed 6/7/10 10cv3664 wah By Dana Stewart on Jun 07, 2010 Jun 07, 2010 UNITED STATES JUDICIAL PANEL on MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION IN RE: JP MORGAN CHASE BANK HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT LITIGATION TRANSFER ORDER MDL No. 2167 Before the entire Panel*: Plaintiffs in seven actions seek centralization, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1407, for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings of the nine actions listed on Schedule A1 in the Northern District of Illinois or, alternatively, the Northern District of California. Plaintiff in the District of Minnesota action and defendants2 support the motion. Plaintiff in the Northern District of California Yakas action supports centralization in the Northern District of California. This litigation currently consists of the following nine actions: two actions each in the Central and Northern Districts of California, and an action each in the Eastern and Southern Districts of California, the Northern District of Illinois, the District of Minnesota, and the Northern District of Texas. On the basis of the papers filed and hearing session held, we find that these nine actions involve common questions of fact, and that centralization under Section 1407 in the Northern District of Illinois will serve the convenience of the parties and witnesses and promote the just and efficient conduct of this litigation. As all parties agree, all actions involve common factual allegations that Chase improperly suspended or reduced plaintiffs' respective home equity line of credit accounts and, relatedly, used inappropriate automated valuation models in assessing the value of the underlying properties. Centralization under Section 1407 will eliminate duplicative discovery; prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings; and conserve the resources of the parties, their counsel and the judiciary. * Judge Heyburn took no part in the decision of this matter. Plaintiffs' motion originally included ten actions, but an action in the Southern District of California (Ostrow) was later dismissed. A TRUE COPY-ATTEST MICHAEL W. Chase & CLERK JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.; JPMorganDOBBINS,Co.; and Chase Bank USA, N.A. (collectively Chase). By s/ WILLIE A. HAYNES DEPUTY CLERK U.S. DISTRICT COURT, NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS DATE: JUNE 14, 2010 2 1 -2The Northern District of Illinois is an appropriate transferee forum for this litigation. Defendants and almost all plaintiffs support centralization in this district. Moreover, the Northern District of Illinois provides a convenient forum. IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 1407, the actions listed on Schedule A and pending outside the Northern District of Illinois are transferred to the Northern District of Illinois and, with the consent of that court, assigned to the Honorable Rebecca R. Pallmeyer for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings with the action listed on Schedule A and pending in that district. PANEL ON MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION ____________________________________ Robert L. Miller, Jr. Acting Chairman John G. Heyburn II, Chairman* David R. Hansen Frank C. Damrell, Jr. Kathryn H. Vratil W. Royal Furgeson, Jr. Barbara S. Jones IN RE: JP MORGAN CHASE BANK HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT LITIGATION SCHEDULE A Central District of California MDL No. 2167 Michael Walsh v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al., C.A. No. 2:09-4387 (10 C 3660) Robert Wilder v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al., C.A. No. 8:09-834 (10 C 3662) Eastern District of California (10 C 3663) Robert M. Frank, et al. v. Washington Mutual Bank, Henderson, Nevada, et al., C.A. No. 2:09-3408 Northern District of California Mary Jane Yakas v. Chase Manhattan Bank USA, N.A., C.A. No. 3:09-2964 (10 C 3664) Michael Malcolm v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., C.A. No. 5:09-4496 (10 C 3665) Southern District of California Michell Kimball v. Washington Mutual Bank, Henderson, Nevada, et al., C.A. No. 3:09-1261 (10 C 3666) Northern District of Illinois Shannon Hackett v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., C.A. No. 1:09-7986 District of Minnesota William Cavanagh v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., C.A. No. 0:09-3389 (10 C 3667) Northern District of Texas Daryl Mayes v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al., C.A. No. 4:10-157 (10 C 3668) Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation - Panel Service List Docket: 2167 - IN RE: JPMorgan Chase Bank Home Equity Line of Credit Litigation Status: Transferred on 06/07/2010 Transferee District: ILN Judge: Pallmeyer, Rebecca R. ATTORNEY - FIRM Albert, Lee MURRAY FRANK & SAILER LLP 275 Madison Avenue Suite 801 New York, NY 10016 Page 1 Printed on 06/07/2010 REPRESENTED PARTY(S) => Phone: (212) 682-1818 Cavanagh, William* Fax: (212) 682-1892 Email: lalbert@murrayfrank.com Beckman, Suzanne Havens PARISI & HAVENS LLP 15233 Valleyheart Drive Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 => Phone: (818) 990-1299 Walsh, Michael* Fax: (818) 501-7852 Email: shavens@parisihavens.com Chorowsky, Ilan PROGRESSIVE LAW GROUP LLC 222 W. Ontario Street Suite 310 Chicago, IL 60610 => Phone: (312) 787-2717 Hackett, Shannon* Fax: (888) 574-9038 Email: ilan@progressivelaw.com Collins, Christopher ROBBINS GELLER RUDMAN & DOWD LLP 655 West Broadway Suite 1900 San Diego, CA 92101 => Phone: (619) 231-1058 Yakas, Mary Jane* Fax: (619) 231-7423 Email: chrisc@rgrdlaw.com Fisch, Karin E. ABBEY SPANIER RODD & ABRAMS LLP 212 East 39th Street New York, NY 10016 => Phone: (212) 889-3700 Fax: (212) 684-5191 Email: kfisch@abbeyspanier.com Frank, Maria I.*; Frank, Robert M.* Kleinman, Robert B. SUTTON KLEINMAN PLLC 710 W. 14th Street Suite A Austin, TX 78701 => Phone: (512) 276-5040 Mayes, Daryl* Fax: (512) 355-4155 Email: rkleinman@suttonkleinman.com Meyers, Evan M. EDELSON MCGUIRE LLC 350 N. LaSalle Street Suite 1300 Chicago, IL 60654 => Phone: (312) 589-6370 Fax: (312) 589-6378 Email: emeyers@edelson.com Kimball, Michell*; Malcolm, Michael*; Wilder, Robert* Pope, LeAnn P. BURKE WARREN MACKAY & SERRITELLA PC 330 North Wabash Avenue 22nd Floor Chicago, IL 60611-3607 => Phone: (312) 840-7013 Fax: (312) 840-7900 Email: lpope@burkelaw.com Chase Manhattan Bank USA, N.A.; JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.*; Washington Mutual Bank; Washington Mutual Bank, Henderson, Nevada Note: Please refer to the report title page for complete report scope and key. IN RE: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK HOME EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT LITIGATION MDL No. 2167 INVOLVED CLERKS LIST Karen S. Mitchell, Clerk 310 U.S. Courthouse 501 West 10th Street Fort Worth, TX 76102-3643 MDL TXND/TXND/05/USCOURTS Richard Sletten, Clerk 202 U.S. Courthouse 300 South Fourth Street Minneapolis, MN 55415 MNDdb_MDL Panel Orders Richard W. Wieking, Clerk Phillip Burton U.S. Courthouse Box 36060 450 Golden Gate Avenue San Francisco, CA 94102-3489 Rufino Santos/CAND/09/USCOURTS Richard W. Wieking, Clerk 2112 U.S. Courthouse 280 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113 Rufino Santos/CAND/09/USCOURTS Terry Nafisi, Clerk G-8 U.S. Courthouse 312 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 MDLClerk/CACD/09/USCOURTS Terry Nafisi, Clerk Ronald Reagan Federal Bldg. & U.S. Courthouse 411 West Fourth Street Santa Ana, CA 92701-4516 MDLClerk/CACD/09/USCOURTS Victoria Minor, Clerk 4-200 U.S. Courthouse 501 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814-2322 CAEDml_Multi-District-LItigation W. Samuel Hamrick, Jr., Clerk 4290 Edward J. Schwartz Federal Building 880 Front Street San Diego, CA 92101-8900 John Morrill/CASD/09/USCOURTS

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