Ditech Financial LLC v. O'Connor et al
ADOPTION ORDER - More than fourteen ( 14) days have elapsed since service of the R&R on the Defendants, who have failed to file an objection. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72, this Court has reviewed the R&R for clear error, and finding none, now concurs in both its reasoning and. its result. Accordingly, the R&R is adopted in its entirety, and the Plaintiffs motion for a default judgment is granted. Case closed. SO ORDERED by Judge Arthur D. Spatt on 3/9/2018. (Coleman, Laurie)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
DITECH FINANCIAL LLC formerly known as Green
Tree Servicing LLC,
16-cv-5244 (ADS) (ARL)
-againstBARBARA O'CONNOR also known as Barbara
OConnor, LYNN DASILVA, JPMORGAN CHASE
IN ~~-~Ri<'S OFFICE
U.S. DIS 1r· IL 1 COURT E.O.N.Y.
MAR 09 2018
LONG ISLAND OFFICE
Gross Polowy LLC
Counsel for the Plaintiff
900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 412
Westbury, NY 11590
By: Stephen J. Vargas, Esq., Of Counsel
SPATT, District Judge.
On September 21, 2016, the Plaintiff, Ditech Financial LLC f/k/a Green Tree Servicing
LLC (the ''Plaintiff'), commenced this diversity mortgage foreclosure acti~n under Article 13 of
the New York Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law against the defendants, Barbara
O'Connor also known as Barbara OConnor, Lynn DaSilva, and JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
(together, the "Defendants"), seeking to (1) foreclose its security interest in a parcel of real
property owned by Barbara O'Connor, located at 437 South Little East Neck Road, Babylon,
New York (the "Premises"); and (2) extinguish allegedly subordinate leases on the Premises held
by Defendants Lynn DaSilva and JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
On November 14, 2016, the Clerk of the Court noted the default of the Defendants.
On April 17, 2017, the Plaintiff moved for a default judgment.
On April 19, 2017, the Court referred this matter to United States Magistrate Judge
Arlene R. Lindsay for a recommendation as to whether the motion for a default judgment should
be granted, and if so, what relief should be awarded.
On February 20, 2018, Judge Lindsay issued a Report & Recommendation ("R&R")
recommending that (1) that default judgment be entered against the Defendants and their interest
in the Premises be terminated; and (2) judgment of foreclosure and sale against Barbara
O'Connor be granted. The R&R recommends that the Plaintiff be awarded a judgment of
foreclosure and sale against Barbara O'Connor reflecting the following amounts: (a) principal in
the amount of $359,141.09; (b) interest in the amount of$19,351.03 from November l, 2015 to
March 6, 2017, plus interest from the date of the entry of the judgment at a per diem rate of
$39.36; (c) late charges and advancements amounting to $15,055.74; and (d) $870 for costs and
More than fourteen ( 14) days have elapsed since service of the R&R on the Defendants,
who have failed to file an objection.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 72, this Court has
reviewed the R&R for
error, and finding none, now concurs in both its reasoning and. its
Accordingly, the R&R is adopted in its entirety, and the Plaintiffs motjon for a default
judgment is granted.
Dated: Central Islip, New York
March 9, 2018
s/ Arthur D. Spatt
United States District Judge
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