UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
August 3, 2009
MARIO A. PITOGO, PLAINTIFF,
CREDIT SUISSE FINANCIAL CORPORATION, QUALITY LOAN DOC. NO. 4 SERVICE CORPORATION, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., SELECT PORTFOLIO SERVICING, INC., FAIR VALLEY FINANCIAL, INC., ALI C. NAYAB, AND BRANDO ONA MADRIGAL, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Hon. Jeffrey T. Miller United States District Judge
ORDER: 1) GRANTING DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS; and 2) TO SHOW CAUSE
On May 14, 2009, Plaintiff filed the instant action advancing claims arising out of a home mortgage loan transaction. (Doc. No. 1, "Compl.") Defendants Credit Suisse Financial Corporation, Quality Loan Service Corporation, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., and Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc. (collectively, "Defendants") are the only named defendants yet served in the action. Pending before the court is Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiff's Complaint pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure ("Rule") 12(b)(6). (Doc. No. 4.) To date, Plaintiff has filed no opposition to the motion, nor a statement of non-opposition, as required by this court's local rules. Under these circumstances, it is within the court's discretion to grant the motion to dismiss under Civil Local Rule 7.1(f)(3)(c).
Because the lack of opposition indicates Plaintiff's concurrence with the arguments set forth by Defendants, and because the court agrees with Defendants that the entire Complaint fails to meet federal pleading standards under Rule 8, Defendants' motion is hereby GRANTED. Accordingly, Plaintiff's Complaint is DISMISSED in its entirety.
In addition, the court hereby ORDERS Plaintiff's counsel, David St. John and Dean Browning Webb, TO SHOW CAUSE why sanctions should not be imposed for repeated violations of Civil Local Rule 7.1(f)(3)(c).*fn1 Plaintiff's counsel shall appear for hearing on this matter on Friday, August 21, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. in Courtroom 16.
IT IS SO ORDERED.