Bank of America, N.A. v. Alturas at Mountain's Edge Homeowners Association et al

Filing 85

AMENDED ORDER Re: 84 Order. Parties shall have thirty days from the date of remand to file renewed dispositive motions. Signed by Judge Gloria M. Navarro on 12/26/2019. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF: cc: USCA - JM)

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1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 2 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 3 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., 4 5 Plaintiff, vs. 6 SFR INVESTMENTS POOL 1, LLC, et al., 7 8 Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No.: 2:15-cv-01097-GMN-NJK AMENDED ORDER 9 10 On March 21, 2018, the Court granted summary judgment to Plaintiff Bank of America, 11 N.A., (“Plaintiff”) because, under Bourne Valley Court Trust v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 832 12 F.3d 1154 (9th Cir. 2016), the Alturas at Mountain’s Edge Homeowners Association (“HOA”) 13 “foreclosed under a facially unconstitutional notice scheme” and therefore the “foreclosure sale 14 cannot have extinguished” Plaintiff’s deed of trust on the property. (Order 6:6–8, ECF No. 78). 15 The Ninth Circuit has since held, however, that Nevada’s homeowner’s association foreclosure 16 scheme is not facially unconstitutional because the decision in Bourne Valley was based on a 17 construction of Nevada law that the Nevada Supreme Court has since made clear was incorrect. 18 See Bank of Am., N.A. v. Arlington W. Twilight Homeowners Ass’n, 920 F.3d 620, 624 (9th Cir. 19 2019) (recognizing that Bourne Valley “no longer controls the analysis” in light of SFR 20 Investments Pool1, LLC v. Bank of New York Mellon, 422 P.3d 1248 (Nev. 2018)). Moreover, 21 for orders from this district that relied on Bourne Valley Court Trust v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 22 832 F.3d 1154 (9th Cir. 2016), and were thereafter appealed, the Ninth Circuit recently began 23 reversing and remanding such orders in light of Bank of Am., N.A. v. Arlington W. Twilight 24 Homeowners Ass’n, 920 F.3d 620, 624 (9th Cir. 2019). See, e.g., U.S. Bank, N.A, v. SFR 25 Investments Pool 1, LLC, No. 18-16006, 2019 WL 6817304, at *1 (9th Cir. Dec. 13, 2019). Page 1 of 2 1 To preserve judicial resources, the Court expresses its willingness to reconsider or 2 vacate its prior Order, (ECF No. 78). 1 Accordingly, if the Court of Appeals for the Ninth 3 Circuit remands this case in light of this Order, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the parties shall have thirty days from the date of 4 5 remand to file renewed dispositive motions. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Court’s prior Order, (ECF No. 84), is now 6 7 amended to conform with this Order. The Clerk of Court shall reopen the case and deliver a copy of this Order to the United 8 9 States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Appeal Number 18-15703. 26 DATED this _____ day of December, 2019. 10 11 12 ___________________________________ Gloria M. Navarro, District Judge United States District Court 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 1 The Court previously vacated its Order, (ECF No. 78), through a later Order filed on December 18, 2019. (See Order, ECF No. 84). However, because this Court lacks jurisdiction over the aspects of the case properly involved in the current appeal, the Court now AMENDS the December 18, 2019 Order, (ECF No. 84), in part to indicate the Court’s willingness to reconsider or vacate the prior judgment upon remand pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 62.1. Griggs v. Provident Consumer Discount Co., 459 U.S. 56, 58 (1982) (holding that the filing of a notice of appeal “confers jurisdiction on the court of appeals and divests the district court of its control over those aspects of the case involved in the appeal”); Mendia v. Garcia, 874 F.3d 1118, 1121 (9th Cir. 2017) (remanding to district court to permit reconsideration of the judgment pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 62.1 and Fed. R. App. P. 12.1). Page 2 of 2

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