UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
July 6, 2010
ERNESTO AMBRIZ, PLAINTIFF,
ACCREDITED HOME LENDERS, INC., DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: M. James Lorenz United States District Court Judge
ORDER DENYING AS MOOT MOTION TO STRIKE AND TO DISMISS [doc. nos. 6, 9]
On May 28, 2010, defendants Vericrest Financial, Inc. fka The CIT Group and The Bank of New York Melon fka The Bank of New York filed a motion to strike portions of plaintiff's complaint, and on June 2, 2010, these defendants filed a motion to dismiss the complaint. Rather than respond to defendants' motions, plaintiff filed an amended complaint on June 17, 2010.
An amended complaint supersedes a prior complaint as a pleading. Forsyth v. Humana, , 114 F.3d 1467, 1474 (9th Cir. 1997); Hal Roach Studios, Inc. v. Richard Feiner & Co., 896 F.2d 1542, 1546 (9th Cir. 1990). Accordingly, when a plaintiff elects to file an amended complaint in conformity with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15(a), a district court may treat an existing motion to dismiss as moot.
Based on the foregoing, the Court DENIES AS MOOT defendants' motions to strike portions of the complaint [doc. #6] and to dismiss the complaint [doc. #9]. Defendants' motions to dismiss the first amended complaint [doc. # 13] and to expunge lis pendens [doc. #14] remain set for hearing on August 23, 2010.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
HON. WILLIAM MCCURINE, JR. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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