Nationstar Mortgage, LLC v. Sahara Sunrise Homeowners Association et al

Filing 127

ORDERED that Plaintiff Nationstar's motion for partial summary judgment (ECF No. 90 ) is denied. Defendant River Glider's motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 92 ) is granted. The HOA Sale extinguished Nationstar's DOT on the Property. Clerk of Court is directed to enter judgment accordingly and close this case. Signed by Chief Judge Miranda M. Du on 11/16/2020. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRM)

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Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 1 of 11 1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 3 DISTRICT OF NEVADA 4 *** 5 6 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, 7 Case No. 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK ORDER v. 8 9 SAHARA SUNRISE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, et al., Defendants. 10 11 AND ALL RELATED CASES 12 13 I. SUMMARY 14 This dispute arises from the foreclosure sale (“HOA Sale”) of real property located 15 at 2670 Early Vista St., Las Vegas, NV, 89142 (“Property”) to satisfy a homeowners’ 16 association lien. (See, e.g., ECF Nos. 1 at 3, 90-9 at 2.) The Court previously granted 17 partial summary judgment to Plaintiff Nationstar Mortgage LLC that the HOA Sale did not 18 extinguish a deed of trust encumbering the Property now owned by Nationstar (the “DOT”). 19 (ECF No. 103 (“Summary Judgment Order”).) Defendant River Glider Avenue Trust 20 appealed the Summary Judgment Order (ECF No. 105), and the Ninth Circuit Court of 21 Appeals reversed and remanded “to allow the district court to address the remaining 22 issues for the first time” (ECF No. 109 at 5). Following the Ninth Circuit’s remand, the Court 23 then permitted the parties to file supplemental briefs on those remaining issues, which are 24 now before the Court for decision. (ECF Nos. 112, 115, 116 (soliciting views on, and then 25 permitting, supplemental briefing), 118, 119, 120, 122, 123, 126 (supplemental briefing).) 26 Because the Court is unpersuaded by Nationstar’s remaining arguments as to why the 27 HOA Sale did not extinguish its DOT, and as further explained below, the Court concludes 28 the HOA Sale extinguished the DOT. Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 2 of 11 1 II. BACKGROUND 2 The Court incorporates by reference the factual background of this case as recited 3 in the Summary Judgment Order, and does not repeat it here. (ECF No. 103 at 1-3.) The 4 Ninth Circuit’s remand does not call for any additional factual development. (ECF No. 109.) 5 It instead requires the Court to address legal issues the Court declined to address in the 6 Summary Judgment Order. (Id.) The Court therefore briefly outlines those legal issues. 7 The crux of the Summary Judgment Order was that “the relevant DOT beneficiary— 8 MERS—was not provided proper notice of default and that such failure is sufficient to 9 render the HOA Sale void here.” (ECF No. 103 at 5.) The Court went on to reject River 10 Glider’s argument that Nationstar was not prejudiced by the failure to send proper notice 11 to MERS, instead agreeing with Nationstar that it showed prejudice because “the HOA’s 12 failure to properly serve the notice of default deprived BANA of the opportunity to tender 13 payment” that could have preserved the DOT. (Id. at 5-7.) 14 The Ninth Circuit found this was a misapplication of the Nevada Supreme Court’s 15 decision in W. Sunset 2050 Tr. v. Nationstar Mortg., 420 P.3d 1032, 1035 (Nev. 2018) 16 (“West Sunset”). (ECF No. 109 at 3.) After noting it was undisputed the homeowners’ 17 association’s (“Sahara”) agent (“A&K”) never mailed a statutorily-required notice to MERS, 18 the Ninth Circuit held Nationstar had not shown prejudice from this failure sufficient to void 19 the sale because Nationstar had constructive notice of the default—the HOA Sale had 20 been recorded, and Nationstar should have checked the property records before 21 purchasing the DOT. (Id. at 3-4.) And as particularly pertinent here, the Ninth Circuit 22 concluded its opinion: Although the parties raise several additional arguments regarding the extinguishment of Nationstar’s deed of trust, the district court explicitly limited its summary judgment ruling to the notice issue described above. Accordingly, we remand to allow the district court to address the remaining issues for the first time. 23 24 25 26 (Id. at 5-6 (citations omitted).) 27 /// 28 /// 2 Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 3 of 11 1 III. DISCUSSION 2 Nationstar and River Glider agree the Court should address two arguments that 3 Nationstar raised in its summary judgment briefing: (1) whether the HOA Sale’s 4 extinguishment of the DOT violated Nationstar’s due process rights as applied; and (2) 5 whether the Court should equitably set aside the HOA Sale under Nationstar Mortg., LLC 6 v. Saticoy Bay LLC Series 2227 Shadow Canyon, 405 P.3d 641 (Nev. 2017) (“Shadow 7 Canyon”).1 (ECF Nos. 118 at 2, 119 at 2.) However, Nationstar also attempts to raise two 8 new (post-remand) arguments in its supplemental briefing. (ECF No. 119 at 3.) River 9 Glider counters the Court should not address Nationstar’s two new arguments because 10 doing so would exceed the scope of the Ninth Circuit’s remand, and would be unfair. (ECF 11 No. 122 at 2.) The Court thus addresses below the question of whether to consider 12 Nationstar’s two new arguments before addressing the two arguments the parties agree 13 the Court should address. 14 But even before doing that, the Court reiterates that a valid HOA sale extinguishes 15 the DOT. See SFR Invs. Pool 1 v. U.S. Bank, 334 P.3d 408, 419 (Nev. 2014) (“SFR”) 16 (holding that a proper foreclosure sale on the superpriority portion of an HOA lien 17 extinguishes all prior security interests). The Court therefore acknowledges—especially in 18 light of the Ninth Circuit’s reversal (ECF No. 109)—that the Court must find in River 19 Glider’s favor unless its finds one of Nationstar’s remaining arguments persuasive. 20 Because the Court finds neither of Nationstar’s remaining arguments persuasive, and 21 declines to consider Nationstar’s new arguments—and as further explained below—the 22 Court finds the HOA Sale extinguished Nationstar’s DOT. See SFR, 334 P.3d at 419. 23 A. Scope of Remand 24 In gist, Nationstar argues the Court can consider its two new arguments, but fails 25 to persuasively explain why the Court should. (ECF No. 126 at 1-5.) River Glider counters 26 27 28 1Nationstar concedes its facial due process argument is no longer viable. (ECF No. 119 at 2 n.1.) Nationstar also abandoned its argument that the HOA Sale violated the automatic bankruptcy stay imposed as part of the original borrowers’ bankruptcy proceedings. (ECF No. 120 at 2 n.1.) 3 Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 4 of 11 1 in pertinent part that the Ninth Circuit’s remand was too limited to allow the Court to 2 consider Nationstar’s new arguments, and it would be unfair for the Court to address 3 Nationstar’s new arguments now considering that Nationstar could have, but did not, make 4 them in the approximately five previous years the parties have been litigating this case to 5 date. (ECF No. 122 at 3-5.) The Court agrees with River Glider in pertinent part. 6 “[T]he rule of mandate allows a lower court to decide anything not foreclosed by the 7 mandate.” Hall v. City of Los Angeles, 697 F.3d 1059, 1067 (9th Cir. 2012) (citation 8 omitted). But a “district court is limited by our remand when the scope of the remand is 9 clear.” Id. (citation omitted). “Violation of the rule of mandate is a jurisdictional error.” Id. 10 (citation omitted). 11 Here, the Ninth Circuit’s mandate could arguably allow the Court to address 12 Nationstar’s two new arguments, but the Court does not find that is the best reading. The 13 best read is that the Ninth Circuit’s mandate is limited to arguments already raised in the 14 briefing that culminated in the Summary Judgment Order, but which the Court did not rule 15 on in that order. First, the Ninth Circuit used the phrase “to address the remaining 16 arguments for the first time[.]” (ECF No. 109 at 5.) That appears to refer to a discrete set 17 of arguments the parties had already made, and does not appear to leave the door open 18 for the parties to raise any new arguments. Second, in the sentence just before the phrase 19 excerpted above, the Ninth Circuit declined to address other arguments the parties raised 20 on appeal because the Court specifically limited its summary judgment ruling to the notice 21 issue the Ninth Circuit reversed on. (Id. at 4-5.) This too suggests the Ninth Circuit’s intent 22 was to remand to allow the Court to address the arguments raised in the parties’ summary 23 judgment briefing culminating in the Summary Judgment Order—not new arguments. 24 Loath to commit a jurisdictional error by misinterpreting the scope of the Ninth Circuit’s 25 remand, see Hall, 697 F.3d at 1067, the Court will not consider Nationstar’s new 26 arguments raised for the first time post-remand. 27 /// 28 /// 4 Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 5 of 11 1 Moreover, this Court’s post-remand orders should have signaled to Nationstar it did 2 not have the Court’s leave to raise new arguments for the first time. The Court’s first minute 3 order issued after its order on mandate (ECF No. 111) provided: 4 5 6 7 In light of the disposition on appeal, the parties are directed to file a joint status report within seven days from the date of this order. The status report should address: (1) whether the Court should address the other issues raised in the underlying motions for summary judgment that were not addressed in the Court’s order resolving those motions that was reversed and remanded; and (2) whether supplemental briefing is needed. If the parties agree supplemental briefing is needed, they must also propose a briefing schedule. 8 9 (ECF No. 112.) The Court thus explicitly stated it was only considering addressing 10 arguments already raised. (Id.) Interpreting this order as allowing Nationstar to raise new 11 arguments for the first time is an unreasonable interpretation of the Court’s order. 12 And even if Nationstar’s new arguments were within the scope of the Ninth Circuit’s 13 mandate, the caselaw Nationstar relies on provides—at most—that the Court may 14 consider new arguments, not that it must. (ECF No. 126 at 4-5.) In any event, the Court 15 would not choose to exercise its discretion to do so. Nationstar filed this case back in 2015. 16 (ECF No. 1.) Under the scheduling order the Court entered in this case, dispositive 17 motions were due by October 16, 2017. (ECF No. 59.) Nationstar did not include its new, 18 post-remand arguments in its motion for partial summary judgment filed shortly before that 19 dispositive motion deadline. (ECF No. 90.) Nationstar also never moved to amend the 20 Court’s scheduling order. That makes Nationstar’s new arguments untimely. For all of 21 these reasons, the Court agrees with River Glider it would be inappropriate and inequitable 22 for the Court to rule on Nationstar’s new, post-remand arguments. The Court accordingly 23 declines to address them. 24 B. Due Process as Applied 25 Moving on to Nationstar’s unabandoned arguments clearly within the scope of the 26 Ninth Circuit’s mandate, Nationstar argues that “allowing the application of Nevada law to 27 extinguish Nationstar’s interest under the circumstances of this case violates due process 28 as-applied.” (ECF No. 119 at 2 (footnote omitted).) Nationstar more specifically argues the 5 Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 6 of 11 1 HOA Sale violated its due process rights as applied to these facts because the HOA 2 should have provided the reasons the homeowner was in default and the amount due and 3 owing in the notice A&K sent out, but did not. (ECF Nos. 90 at 17, 120 at 7-8.) 4 However, similar to how Nationstar conceded the Ninth Circuit has since foreclosed 5 its facial due process argument (ECF No. 119 at 2 n.1), the Ninth Circuit recently rejected 6 a materially indistinguishable version of Nationstar’s ‘due process as-applied’ argument 7 as well. See Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Mahogany Meadows Ave. Tr., Case No. 18-17320, 8 --- F.3d ----, 2020 WL 6498000, at *6 (9th Cir. Nov. 5, 2020) (“Mahogany Meadows”). Like 9 the plaintiff in Mahogany Meadows, see id., the Ninth Circuit has already ruled in this case 10 that Nationstar had notice of the HOA Sale (ECF No. 109 at 3). That ruling renders the 11 heart of Nationstar’s due process as-applied argument—that it received inadequate notice 12 (ECF No. 90 at 17, 120 at 7-8)—unpersuasive.2 Said otherwise, the Ninth Circuit already 13 ruled Nationstar received adequate notice, so Nationstar’s as-applied due process 14 argument is foreclosed by Mahogany Meadows. See 2020 WL 6498000, at *6. 15 C. Shadow Canyon 16 That leaves Nationstar’s argument that the Court should use its equitable powers 17 to set the HOA Sale aside under Shadow Canyon and its progeny. (ECF Nos. 90 at 2-3, 18 8-13, 119 at 2, 120 at 3-7.) The Court declines to grant such relief. 19 The Nevada Supreme Court has held that “courts retain the power to grant 20 equitable relief from a defective foreclosure sale[.]” Shadow Wood Homeowners Ass’n v. 21 New York Cmty. Bancorp., 366 P.3d 1105, 1110 (Nev. 2016). For instance, the Court may 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2The plaintiff in Mahogany Meadows conceded it received actual notice, see 2020 WL 6498000, at *6, whereas here, the Ninth Circuit held Nationstar had constructive notice (ECF No. 109 at 3). However, much of the rest of the Ninth Circuit’s opinion in this case is premised on its holding that Nationstar’s lack of notice did not prejudice Nationstar. (Id. at 4.) As the Ninth Circuit found no prejudice in this case, it is hard for the Court to see how the distinction between the constructive notice in this case and the actual notice in Mahogany Meadows would render this case distinguishable from Mahogany Meadows. Alternatively, the Ninth Circuit noted “that it is undisputed that the HOA mailed the correct parties a notice of the foreclosure sale in July 2011, over six months before the sale eventually took place.” (ECF No. 109 at 4.) Thus, Nationstar’s predecessor-in-interest had actual notice. This fact renders Mahogany Meadows even further on point. 6 Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 7 of 11 1 set aside a sale where there is inadequacy of price as well as proof of slight evidence of 2 fraud, unfairness, or oppression. See Shadow Canyon, 405 P.3d at 643, 648 (also stating 3 inadequacy of price “should be considered with any alleged irregularities in the sale 4 process to determine whether the sale was affected by fraud, unfairness, or oppression”). 5 Here, Nationstar argues the price paid by River Gilder’s successor Early Vista at 6 the HOA Sale, $5,400, was inadequate because it represents less than 7% of the $84,000 7 value of the Property at the time of the sale. (ECF No. 90 at 9.) Nationstar supports the 8 $84,000 amount with a retroactive appraisal proffered along with its summary judgment 9 motion. (Id.; see also ECF No. 90-14 (appraising the Property).) The Court assumes 10 without deciding Nationstar has shown a sufficiently inadequate sale price because, as 11 further explained below, the Court does not find sufficient “slight evidence” of unfairness 12 infected the HOA Sale such that the HOA Sale should be set aside.3 13 As to unfairness, Nationstar proffers the following: (1) Sahara failed to mail a copy 14 of the notice of default to MERS; (2) A&K represented the HOA Sale would not affect the 15 DOT; (3) Sahara also represented the HOA Sale would not affect the DOT in its 16 Declaration of Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions & Reservation of Easements 17 (“CC&Rs”); (4) Sahara and A&K conducted the HOA Sale during the homeowners’ 18 bankruptcy, discouraging potential bidders; and (5) Sahara and A&K failed to identify 19 whether they were foreclosing on a superpriority lien. (ECF No. 120 at 5.) The Court 20 addresses each proffered piece of evidence of unfairness in turn, below. As noted, none 21 amounts to slight evidence of unfairness sufficient to set the sale aside. 22 First, under the facts of this case, and especially in light of the Ninth Circuit’s 23 reversal, the Court cannot find Sahara’s failure to mail a copy of the notice of default to 24 MERS was unfair. (Id.) As noted, the Ninth Circuit held Sahara’s failure to mail that notice 25 26 27 28 3Were the Court to decide this issue, the Court would side with Nationstar on this point because $5400 is not much for a Property worth $84,000, and while River Glider attacks the appraisal Nationstar relies on to support the $84,000 amount (ECF No. 118 at 7), it does not proffer any competing evidence of its own to show that estimate is inaccurate (ECF No. 120 at 4-5). 7 Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 8 of 11 1 did not prejudice Nationstar. (ECF No. 109 at 4.) And given that the Ninth Circuit 2 specifically held the notice failure did not prejudice Nationstar, the Court cannot see how 3 it can conclude the very same failure was unfair to Nationstar. Unfairness and prejudice 4 are not exactly the same thing, but are sufficiently similar such that it would be irrational 5 to set the HOA Sale aside for unfairness the Ninth Circuit already found not prejudicial. 6 Second, A&K’s public position around the time of the HOA Sale in other cases that 7 superpriority liens are not triggered until the deed of trust beneficiary forecloses is not 8 unfair absent any evidence A&K took that position as to the Property. (ECF No. 120 at 5, 9 5-7 (making the argument).) And Nationstar has presented no such evidence here, instead 10 proffering two letters A&K sent regarding two other properties, in two other homeowners’ 11 associations, and pointing to positions A&K took in an arbitration that did not specifically 12 address this Property. (ECF No. 90 at 10-11 (citing ECF Nos. 90-21, 90-22).) That makes 13 this case distinguishable from San Florentine Ave. Tr. v. JPMorgan Mortg. Acquisition 14 Corp., 427 P.3d 125 (Table), 2018 WL 4697260, at *1 (Nev. 2018), upon which Nationstar 15 relies (ECF No. 126 at 3-4), where the homeowners’ association mailed the plaintiff “four 16 letters stating that the HOA’s lien was subordinate to [the plaintiff’s] deed of trust, with the 17 implication being that any ensuing foreclosure sale would not extinguish [the plaintiff’s] 18 deed of trust.” San Florentine, 2018 WL 4697260, at *1 (citation and footnote omitted). 19 Similarly, the homeowners’ association’s agent in ZYZZX2 v. Dizon, Case No. 2:13-cv- 20 1307-JCM-PAL, 2016 WL 1181666, at *5 (D. Nev. Mar. 25, 2016) sent the lender a letter 21 taking a legally inaccurate position. Nationstar has not presented any evidence, nor even 22 argued, that A&K sent its predecessor-in-interest a letter taking an incorrect position as to 23 this specific Property. (ECF Nos. 90, 120.) 24 And while Nationstar argues the Court could rely on evidence from other cases in 25 deciding this case (see, e.g., ECF No. 126 at 6-7), the Court is concerned that the practical 26 effect of treating this and similar cases that way would be the mortgage lender or servicer 27 would always win. Certainly, from Nationstar’s perspective, every homeowners’ 28 association sale resulting in the extinguishment of a deed of trust is unfair—like the HOA 8 Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 9 of 11 1 Sale here. But setting every homeowners’ association sale aside that extinguished a deed 2 of trust would contravene the Nevada Supreme Court’s finding that a proper homeowners’ 3 association sale extinguishes a deed of trust, see SFR, 334 P.3d at 419, along with that 4 court’s several other decisions affirming the constitutionality of the statutory scheme at 5 issue here. For this reason, the Court would only exercise its discretion to set the HOA 6 Sale aside here if Nationstar could present some specific evidence of unfairness, specific 7 to this Property, that goes beyond generic unfairness in the sense that a $5400 transaction 8 can eliminate a mortgage debt for significantly more. Nationstar has not done so by, for 9 example, proffering a letter A&K sent Nationstar’s predecessor-in-interest representing 10 that the HOA Sale would not extinguish the DOT on the Property.4 11 As to Nationstar’s third piece of proffered evidence of unfairness (ECF No. 120 at 12 5), “a mortgage protection clause alone, like the CC&Rs here, is insufficient evidence of 13 unfairness to warrant setting aside an HOA foreclosure sale[.]”Summit Hills, 2019 WL 14 2453645, at *5. The Court thus finds the clause in the applicable CC&Rs Nationstar points 15 to does not constitute sufficient unfairness to set the HOA Sale aside. 16 Nationstar’s fourth proffered piece of evidence of unfairness is that Sahara and 17 A&K conducted the HOA Sale during the homeowners’ bankruptcy, discouraging potential 18 bidders. (ECF No. 120 at 5.) But the Court agrees with River Glider this argument is 19 unpersuasive because Nationstar has not presented any evidence that any particular 20 bidder was actually dissuaded from bidding. (ECF No. 118 at 10.) See also Wilmington 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 4Urging the Court to consider evidence from other cases is similar to an argument Nationstar has made in other cases—which the Court has rejected—where Nationstar has argued “unfairness because the law concerning the effect of HOA’s foreclosure sale was uncertain and the HOA and Alessi purportedly compounded that uncertainty.” Nationstar Mortg. LLC v. Summit Hills Homeowners Ass’n, Case No. 2:16-cv-01637-MMD-GWF, 2019 WL 2453645, at *4 (D. Nev. June 12, 2019) (“Summit Hills”), appeal dismissed sub nom. Nationstar Mortg. LLC v. Edward Kielty Tr., Case No. 19-16390, 2019 WL 7578319 (9th Cir. Oct. 17, 2019). There was significant uncertainty surrounding sales like the HOA Sale for some years, and agents such as A&K took legal positions that turned out to be incorrect. But the law is clearer now, including that the statutory scheme itself is constitutional. The Court must apply the law as it stands today, which the Court interprets to require specific evidence of unfairness as to the Property, beyond run-of-the-mill uncertainty or unfairness inherent to the statutory scheme, to set a sale aside under Shadow Canyon. 9 Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 10 of 11 1 Tr., N.A. v. Las Vegas Rental & Repair, LLC Series 69, 408 P.3d 557 (Table), 2017 WL 2 6597151, at *1 (Nev. 2017) (affirming the district court’s decision not to set the sale aside 3 under Shadow Canyon in part because the plaintiff “did not present any evidence that 4 bidding was actually chilled”). It would also be counterintuitive to accept this argument 5 considering that Nationstar has abandoned its argument the HOA Sale violated the 6 automatic bankruptcy stay, because that concession seems to concede the applicability 7 of the homeowners’ bankruptcy proceedings to this case. (ECF No. 120 at 2 n.1.) In sum, 8 the Court does not find the mere fact that the homeowners were going through bankruptcy 9 proceedings rendered the HOA Sale unfair, primarily because Nationstar has not 10 presented any evidence to support its argument the bankruptcy chilled bidding. 11 Fifth, and finally, “there are no statutory requirements that the foreclosure notices 12 state the superpriority component or whether the HOA was asserting a superpriority lien 13 right.” Nationstar Mortg., LLC v. BDJ Investments, LLC, 452 P.3d 410 (Table), 2019 WL 14 6208548, at *2 (Nev. 2019) (citation omitted); see also Bank of New York Mellon Tr. Co., 15 N.A. v. Legends Maint. Corp., Case No. 2:16-cv-02567-MMD-GWF, 2019 WL 2176913, 16 at *5 (D. Nev. May 17, 2019), appeal dismissed, Case No. 19-16205, 2020 WL 3243985 17 (9th Cir. Feb. 10, 2020) (rejecting this same argument and noting “the Court has already 18 found supra that the notices did not need to specify intent to extinguish the DOT or the 19 superpriority amount needed for cure.”). The Court therefore rejects this argument as well. 20 (ECF No. 120 at 5 (identifying this purported issue with the notice as unfair).) In sum, and 21 even considered cumulatively, the Court does not find that Nationstar’s five proffered 22 pieces of evidence of unfairness render the HOA Sale sufficiently unfair such that the 23 Court should use its equitable power to set it aside. Having rejected all of Nationstar’s arguments, the Court must conclude the HOA 24 25 Sale extinguished Nationstar’s DOT on the Property. See SFR, 334 P.3d at 419. 26 IV. CONCLUSION 27 The Court notes that the parties made several arguments and cited to several cases 28 not discussed above. The Court has reviewed these arguments and cases and determines 10 Case 2:15-cv-01597-MMD-NJK Document 127 Filed 11/16/20 Page 11 of 11 1 that they do not warrant discussion as they do not affect the outcome of the issues before 2 the Court. 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 It is therefore ordered that Plaintiff Nationstar’s motion for partial summary judgment (ECF No. 90) is denied. It is further ordered that Defendant River Glider’s motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 92) is granted. It is further ordered that the HOA Sale extinguished Nationstar’s DOT on the Property. The Clerk of Court is directed to enter judgment accordingly and close this case. DATED THIS 16th Day of November 2020. 11 12 13 MIRANDA M. DU CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 11

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