Zaldivar et al v. Bank of America, N.A.
ORDER entered DENYING 4 MOTION TO DISMISS FOR FAILURE TO STATE A CLAIM . Bank of America must file a motion to dismiss the plaintiffs amended complaint no later than September 15, 2017.(Signed by Chief Judge Lee H Rosenthal) Parties notified.(leddins, 4)
United States District Court
Southern District of Texas
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
ALEJANDRO ZALDIVAR et al.,
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
August 23, 2017
David J. Bradley, Clerk
CIVIL ACTION NO. H-17-2330
ORDER DENYING MOTION TO DISMISS
The plaintiffs, Alejandro Zaldivar and Brian A. Brewer, filed their complaint in the Harris
County District Court on June 3, 2017. Bank of America filed a timely Notice of Removal, (Docket
Entry No. 1), on July 31, after receiving notice of the complaint on July 5. 28 U.S.C. § 1446(b).
Pursuant to Rule 81(c)(2)(C), Bank of America had 7 days after filing its Notice of Removal to
present any defenses or objections, which it did by filing a Rule 12(b)(6) Motion to Dismiss on
August 4. (Docket Entry No. 4). Within 21 days of service of Bank of America’s motion, the
plaintiffs filed an amended complaint as a matter of cause under Rule 15(a)(1)(B). (Docket Entry
Bank of America’s Motion to Dismiss, (Docket Entry No. 4), is denied without prejudice as
moot. Bank of America must file a motion to dismiss the plaintiffs’ amended complaint no later
than September 15, 2017.
SIGNED on August 23, 2017, at Houston, Texas.
Lee H. Rosenthal
Chief United States District Judge
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