Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Giavanna Homeowners Association et al
ORDER granting 80 Motion for Relief. The 64 Judgment in this case is VACATED. Parties are directed to file Dispositive Briefs by 4/29/2021. Responses due by 5/13/2021 and Replies due by 5/27/2021. The 81 Motion to Extend time is Denied as moot. Signed by Judge Richard F. Boulware, II on 3/31/2021. (Copies have been distributed pursuant to the NEF - DRS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF NEVADA
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., et al.,
Case No. 2:17-cv-02677-RFB-GFW
ASSOCIATION et al.,
Before the Court is Defendant’s Motion for Relief . ECF No. 80. Defendant seeks to vacate
the Judgment in this case based upon an intervening change in the law governing the dispute in
Fed. R. Civ. P. 60)b) permits relief from final judgments, order, or proceedings. Such relief,
if based upon a motion filed within one year of the challenged judgment, may be justified by any
“reason that justifies relief.” Reconsideration is appropriate if the district court (1) is presented
with newly discovered evidence, (2) committed clear error or the initial decision was manifestly
unjust, or (3) if there is an intervening change in controlling law. Sch. Dist. No. 1J v. ACandS,
Inc., 5 F.3d 1255, 1263 (9th Cir. 1993).
Defendant Saticoy Bay argues that this Court should reconsider the Judgement in this case,
since it was based upon the Nevada Supreme Court’s decision in Bank of Am., N.A. v. Thomas
Jessup, LLC Series VII, 435 P.3d 1217 (Nev.2019)(“Jessup I”) and this decision was partially
overruled by the Nevada Supreme Court in Bank of America, N.A. v. Thomas Jessup, LLC Series
VII, 462 P.3d 255 (Nev. 2020) (en banc) (unpublished) (“Jessup II”).
This Court agrees. After the Court issued its ruling (ECF No. 63), the Nevada Supreme
Court issued Jessup II which altered the inquiry for determining futility of tender in the context of
an HOA foreclosure sale. The Court finds that its findings of fact in its prior order are insufficient
under current Nevada law to support the Judgment in this case. The Court rejects Plaintiff’s
argument that it can disregard Jessup II. The Court finds Jessup II in conjunction with 7510 Perla
Del Mar Avenue Trust v. Bank of America, N.A, 458 P.3d 348 (Nev. 2020) (en banc).to be
persuasive authority which it is appropriate to follow as to the inquiry under Nevada law to
determine futility of tender. See U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Lone Mt. Quartette Cmty. Ass'n, 2021 U.S.
App. LEXIS 7607 at *4 (Mar. 16, 2021)(reversing prior judgment since district court’s order was
based upon Jessup I).
The Court will therefore vacate its prior judgment and order rebriefing in this case.
For the reasons stated,
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that Defendant’s Motion for Relief (ECF No. 80) is
GRANTED. The Judgement (ECF No. 64) in this case is VACATED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the parties are directed to file dispositive briefs by
April 29, 2021 with responses by May 13, 2021 and replies by May 27, 2021.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Motion to Extend Time (ECF No. 81) is DENIED
without prejudice as moot.
DATED: March 31, 2021.
RICHARD F. BOULWARE, II
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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