Crawford et al v. Bank of America N.A. et al
ORDER granting Motions to Dismiss 61 62 68 70 . Signed by District Judge George Caram Steeh (MBea)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
KIM CRAWFORD, et al.
Case No. 11-13658
HON. GEORGE CARAM STEEH
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., et al.,
ORDER GRANTING MOTIONS TO DISMISS (#61, #62, #68, and #70)
Plaintiffs filed an action against defendants in Oakland County Circuit Court in
June 2011 alleging fraud and other misconduct relating to the processing, servicing, and
attempted modification of their mortgages. The complaint asserts: (1) fraudulent
misrepresentation; (2) fraud; (3) breach of contract; (4) negligence under the Home
Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”); (5) violations of MCL 600.3205c; (6)
promissory estoppel; (7) deceptive practices; and (8) civil conspiracy. On August 22,
2011, defendant Flagstar filed a notice of removal to this court. Following a hearing on
jurisdictional issues, the court issued an order remanding the seven state claims. In the
order, the court noted that it appears courts have universally held that HAMP does not
provide a private cause of action.
On February 24 and 27, 2012, several defendants filed motions to dismiss (#61
and #62) the one remaining claim. The court ordered that there will be no oral hearing
on the motions and that a written response must be filed by March 21, 2012. On March
1 and 7, 2012, additional defendants filed motions to dismiss (#68 and #70). The court
again ordered that there will be no hearing on the motions and instructed that a written
response must be filed by plaintiffs by April 2, 2012. All defendants either filed a motion
to dismiss or filed a notice of joinder/concurrence in a motion to dismiss. The deadlines
for responding to the motions to dismiss have passed and no response was filed by
plaintiffs. Accordingly, as HAMP does not provide plaintiffs with a cause of action, the
motions to dismiss (#61, #62, #68, and #70) are GRANTED and the case is
IT IS SO ORDERED.
S/George Caram Steeh
GEORGE CARAM STEEH
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Dated: April 12, 2012
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