IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
October 2, 2009
MATTHEW SARAD, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS,
OPTION ONE MORTGAGE, ET AL., DEFENDANTS.
This matter came before the court on October 2, 2009, for hearing of the motion to dismiss, for more definite statement, and/or to strike that was filed by defendant American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. on August 6, 2009, and subsequently re-noticed for hearing before the undersigned.*fn1 Plaintiff Matthew Sarad, proceeding pro se, appeared at the hearing on his own behalf. No appearance was made by plaintiff Nelli Sarad, who is also proceeding pro se. Nick Hood appeared telephonically for T. Robert Finlay, attorney of record for defendant American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. Bruce T. Bauer appeared telephonically for defendants Option One Mortgage, now known as Sand Canyon Corporation, and H & R Block, who joined in the motion filed by defendant American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc.
After hearing and for the reasons stated on the record, the undersigned denied defendants' motions without prejudice and vacated the status conference.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The August 6, 2009 motion to dismiss, for more definite statement, and/or to strike (Doc. No. 9) filed by defendant American Home Mortgage Servicing, Inc. and joined in by defendants Option One Mortgage and H & R Block on September 10, 2009, is denied without prejudice to the filing of renewed motions to dismiss;
2. Defendants' renewed motions or answers to plaintiffs' complaint shall be filed and served within ten days after October 2, 2009; if motions are filed, they shall be noticed for hearing in accordance with Local Rule 78-230(a) and (b), and plaintiffs' opposition shall be filed and served in accordance with Local Rule 78-230(c) and the deadlines set out therein; and
3. The Status (Pretrial Scheduling) Conference set for September 4, 2009, and continued to October 2, 2009 is vacated, to be re-set at a future time, as appropriate.