USA et al v. American Home Mortgage Servicing Inc et al
ORDER denying 404 Motion for Entry of Judgment under Rule 54b. Signed by Honorable Joseph F. Anderson, Jr. on 09/22/2014.(bshr, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA
United States Of America,
ex rel. Lynn E. Szymoniak,
C/A No. 0:10-cv-01465-JFA
American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.;
Saxon Mortgage Services, Inc.; Lender
Processing Services, Inc.; DocX, LLC;
CitiMortgage, Inc., f/k/a Citi Residential
Lending, Inc., AMC Mortgage Services, Inc.;
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage d/b/a
America’s Servicing Company; Bank of
America Corporation, as successor-in-interest
to LaSalle Bank; Bank Of New York Mellon
Corporation; Citibank National Association;
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company;
Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas;
HSBC USA National Association;
J.P. Morgan Chase Bank National Association;
U.S. Bank National Association; and Wells
Fargo Bank National Association,
Seven defendants in this action who were dismissed by this court’s order of July 25,
2014, have moved for entry of final judgment pursuant to Rules 7(b) and 54(b) of the Federal
Rules of Civil Procedure.
After reviewing the briefs on the issue and examining the totality of the circumstances
in this case, the court exercises its discretion not to certify its July 25, 2014, order for
It should be noted that in their memorandum of support in relation to the motion, the
dismissed defendants suggest that it may be “years” before the remaining claims in this
action are tried to judgment. The Court disagrees. The remaining parties to this action are
hereby advised that, inasmuch as this case is over four years old, it must receive top priority
in the offices of all attorneys of record, and the scheduling order established in this case will
be extended only upon a strong showing of compelling circumstances. All counsel should
be forewarned as to the Court’s position on moving towards a trial in this case, and should
plan their schedules and decide upon accepting employment in future cases with this in mind.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
September 22, 2014
Columbia, South Carolina
Joseph F. Anderson, Jr.
United States District Judge
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