Parker et al v. Chase Home Finance, LLC
ORDER granting 9 Motion to Equitably Toll the Statutory Redemption Period. Signed by District Judge John Corbett O'Meara. (WBar)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN
DARRYLE PARKER and
Case No. 11-11540
Hon. John Corbett O’Meara
CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC,
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION
TO EQUITABLY TOLL THE STATUTORY REDEMPTION PERIOD
Before the court is Plaintiffs’ motion to toll the statutory redemption period, filed June
17, 2011. Defendant submitted a response on July 5, 2011. Plaintiffs filed a reply brief on July
6, 2011. The court did not hear oral argument.
In this action, Plaintiffs Darryle Parker and Amy Parker are challenging Defendant Chase
Home Finance LLC’s foreclosure of their home. Among other things, the Parkers allege that
Chase misrepresented that foreclosure proceedings were “on hold” pending the processing of the
Parkers’ loan modification application. The Parkers contend that Chase never made a
determination on the loan modification application and that, despite its representation to the
contrary, Chase began foreclosure proceedings without notice. The Parkers’ home was sold at a
sheriff’s sale on January 13, 2011. At the time, the Parkers believed that Chase was still
considering their loan modification application. See Pls.’ Exs. 1 and 2 at ¶ 23. The property is
now in the statutory redemption period, which expires July 13, 2011. The Parkers seek to
equitably toll the redemption period during the pendency of this litigation.
Under Michigan law, the statutory redemption period may be equitably tolled only upon
“a clear showing of fraud, or irregularity.” Schulthies v. Barron, 16 Mich. App. 246, 247-48
(1969). In its response, Chase does not dispute the facts as presented by the Parkers in their
affidavits. Further, Chase “concedes that the relief sought by Plaintiffs is within the Court’s
discretion, and it will not object if the Court were to order same.” Def.’s Br. at 2. For the
purposes of this motion, the court finds that the Parkers have made a sufficiently clear showing
of fraud or irregularity to warrant the equitable tolling of the redemption period.
Therefore, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Plaintiffs’ motion to equitably toll the
statutory redemption period is GRANTED. The statutory redemption period is tolled during the
pendency of this case or until further order of the court.
s/John Corbett O’Meara
United States District Judge
Date: July 7, 2011
I hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing document was served upon counsel of record
on this date, July 7, 2011, using the ECF system.
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