UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
June 21, 2011
ALVARO RUIZ, PLAINTIFF,
CAL-WESTERN RECONVEYANCE, OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Dean D. Pregerson United States District Judge
ORDER GRANTING DEFENDANT'S MOTION TO DISMISS PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT [Motion filed on April 15, 2011]
This matter comes before the court on a Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendant Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC ("Defendant"). Because Plaintiff has not filed an opposition, the court GRANTS the motion.
This action arises from a dispute regarding a loan obtained by non-party Raul Lopez from a non-party lender (the "subject loan"). The subject loan was secured by a Deed of Trust encumbering the real property located at 1619 East Bermuda Dunes Street, Ontario, California 91761 (the "Property"). The subject loan and Deed of Trust were subsequently assigned to Defendant. Mr. Lopez defaulted on the subject loan, and foreclosure proceedings commenced on the Property on October 1, 2009. A Notice of Default was recorded on October 22, 2010, and a Notice of Trustee's Sale was recorded on January 24, 2011. In response, Plaintiff filed the instant Complaint on February 22, 2011, alleging multiple violations of the Truth in Lending Act ("TILA"), 15 U.S.C. § 1601 et seq., and defective and invalid foreclosure proceedings. The Complaint also includes a Notice of Rescission of the subject loan.
Defendant filed this Motion to Dismiss on April 15, 2011. It was originally scheduled for hearing on May 23, 2011. On May 18, 2011, this court, on its own motion, vacated the hearing date and determined that Defendant's Motion to Dismiss would be decided without oral argument.
Pursuant to Local Rule 7-9, a party opposing a motion must file his or her opposition no later than twenty-one days before the date designated for the hearing of the motion. C.D. Cal. R. 7-9. Failure to file an opposition, or failure to file it within the deadline, may be deemed consent to granting or denial of the motion. C.D. Cal. R. 7-12. Because the hearing of Defendant's motion was originally scheduled for May 23, 2011, Plaintiff's opposition was due no later than May 9, 2011. As of the date of this Order, Plaintiff has not filed an opposition. Accordingly, this court deems Plaintiff's failure to oppose Defendant's motion to be consent to this court's granting of Defendant's motion.
For the foregoing reasons, the court GRANTS Defendant's Motion to Dismiss.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
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