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Compton v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company

(6:21-cv-01292)

District Court, W.D. Texas

DEC 13, 2021 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: DEC 15, 2021

Update as at Jun 9, 2022: No movement seen in this case since a ‘remark’ on March 10.

This is a continuation of our earlier article, which you can read here.

DEFENDANT’S PROPOSED DISCOVERY/CASE MANAGEMENT PLAN

Feb 7, 2022

Defendant Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital I Inc. Trust 2003-NC2, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2003-NC21 (“Defendant”) hereby files this Proposed Discovery/Case Management Plan pursuant to Rule 26(f) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and would respectfully show as follows:

1. State where and when the meeting of the parties required by Rule 26(f) was held, and identify the counsel for each party.

Response:

Greg DeVries, counsel for Defendant,

attempted to confer with Plaintiff

regarding matters contained in Rule 26(f)

on February 4 and February 7, 2022 via telephone and email.

Plaintiff did not respond to any request to confer regarding this Discovery and Case Management Plan.

Defendant therefore submits this Proposed Discovery and Case Management Plan.

2. List the cases related to this one that are pending in any state or federal court with the case number and court.

1 Erroneously sued as Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital I Inc. Pass Through Certificates, Series 2003-NC2.

Response: None.

3. Briefly describe what this case is about.

Response:

Plaintiff seeks an order quieting title to the real property commonly known as

1308 S. Dempster, Hamilton, TX

in his name.

He alleges he is entitled to such an order because he did not receive pre-foreclosure notices that were required under his home equity loan.

Defendant denies these allegations and states that the lien on Plaintiff’s homestead is valid and fully enforceable, and that it has complied with the terms of Plaintiff’s home equity loan.

4. Specify the allegation of federal jurisdiction.

Response: This Court has diversity jurisdiction pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1332 because it is a case between citizens of different states and

the amount in controversy exceeds $75,000, exclusive of interest and costs.

5. Name the parties who disagree and the reasons.

Response:

Defendant agrees to the jurisdictional analysis.

It is unknown whether Plaintiff is in agreement.

6. List anticipated additional parties that should be included, when they can be added, and by whom they are wanted. Specify the dates for joining the additional parties.

Response:

None.

7. List anticipated interventions.

Response:

None.

8. Describe issues presented for class-action issues.

Response:

None.

9. State whether each party represents that it has made the initial disclosures required by Rule 26(a). If not, describe the arrangements that have been made to complete the disclosures.

Response:

Defendant anticipates the parties will complete Rule 26(a) initial disclosures by February 21, 2022.

10. Describe the proposed agreed discovery plan, including:

A. Responses to all the matters raised in Rule 26(f);

B. When and to whom the plaintiff anticipates it may send interrogatories;

C. When and to whom the defendant anticipates it may send interrogatories;

D. Of whom and by when the plaintiff anticipates taking oral depositions;

E. Of whom and by when the defendant anticipates taking oral depositions;

F. When the plaintiff (or the party with the burden of proof on an issue) will be able to designate experts and provide the reports required by Rule 26(a)(2)(B), and when the opposing party will be able to designate responsive experts and provide their reports;

G. List expert depositions the plaintiff (or the party with the burden of proof on an issue) anticipates taking and their anticipated completion date.

H. List expert depositions the opposing party anticipates taking and their anticipated completion date.

Response:

A. Defendant does not anticipate any issues regarding discovery.

B. Defendant expects that Plaintiff will send interrogatories to Defendant, if necessary, no later than 30 days before the discovery deadline set by this Court.

C. Defendant anticipates sending interrogatories to Plaintiff, if necessary, no later than 30 days before the discovery deadline set by this Court.

D. Defendant expects that Plaintiff may take the deposition of a corporate representative of Defendant, if necessary, no later than 30 days before the discovery deadline set by this Court.

E. Defendant will take Plaintiff’s deposition, if necessary, no later than 30 days before the discovery deadline set by this Court.

F. Defendant expects that Plaintiff will designate expert witnesses, if necessary, no later than the deadline imposed by this Court.

Defendant anticipates designating an expert witness, if necessary, no later than 45 days following Plaintiff’s expert witness designation.

G. Defendant expects that Plaintiff will complete expert depositions no later than the discovery deadline set by the Court.

H. Defendant anticipates completing expert depositions no later than the discovery deadline set by the Court.

11. If the parties disagree on any part of the discovery plan, describe the separate views and proposals of each party.

Response:

Defendant consents to this discovery plan.

Plaintiff’s position is unknown.

A proposed scheduling order is attached as Exhibit A.

12. Specify the discovery beyond initial disclosures that has been undertaken to date.

Response:

None

13. State the date the planned discovery can be reasonably completed.

Response:

Defendant believes discovery can be completed by September 30, 2022.

14. Describe the possibilities for a prompt settlement or resolution of the case that were discussed in your Rule 26(f) meeting.

Response:

Defendant believes settlement may be possible through informal settlement negotiations.

15. Describe what each party has done or agreed to do to being about a prompt resolution.

Response:

Defendant plans to request a settlement demand from Plaintiff as soon as Defendant’s counsel is able to contact Plaintiff.

16. From the attorneys’ discussion with the client, state the alternative dispute resolution techniques that are reasonably suitable.

Response:

At this time, the Defendant prefers to continue to engage in informal settlement discussions.

Should informal settlement negotiations fail to bring about settlement, Defendant may be open to mediation or settlement conference at a later date.

Plaintiff’s position is unknown.

17. Magistrate judges may now hear jury and nonjury trials. Indicate the parties’ joint position on trial before a magistrate judge.

Response:

The parties do not consent to trial before a magistrate judge.

18. State whether a jury demand has been made and if it was made on time.

Response:

No jury demand has been made.

19. Specify the number of hours it will likely take to present the evidence in this case.

Response:

Defendant anticipates that the presentation of evidence will take 3-4 days.

20. List pending motions that could be ruled on at the initial pretrial and scheduling conference and any other pending motions.

Response:

None.

21. List other motions pending.

Response:

None.

22. Indicate other matters peculiar to this case, including discovery, that deserve the special attention of the court at the conference.

Response:

None.

23. Certify that all parties have filed Disclosure of Interested Parties as directed in the Order for Conference and Disclosure of Interested Parties, listing the date of filing for original and any amendments.

Response:

Defendant filed its Certificate of Interested Parties and Corporate Disclosure Statement on December 13, 2021.

24. List the names, bar numbers, addresses, and telephone numbers, of all counsel.

Response:

BRIAN PAINO
State Bar No. 24065862
bpaino@mcglinchey.com

MCGLINCHEY STAFFORD
18201 Von Karman Ave, Ste 350
Irvine CA 92612
Telephone : (949) 381-5900
Facsimile: (949) 271-4040

GREG DEVRIES
State Bar No. 24105802

MCGLINCHEY STAFFORD
1001 McKinney, Suite 1500
Houston, Texas 77002
Telephone : (713) 520-1900
Facsimile: (713) 520-1025
gdevries@mcglinchey.com
COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANT

Plaintiff is proceeding pro se.

/s/ Greg DeVries 2/7/22
Counsel for Defendant Date

U.S. District Court [LIVE]
Western District of Texas (Waco)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 6:21-cv-00678-ADA-JCM

U.S. Bank Trust National Association v. King et al
Assigned to: Judge Alan D Albright
Referred to: Judge Jeffrey C. Manske
Cause: 28:1332 Diversity-Breach of Contract
Date Filed: 06/28/2021
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 220 Real Property: Foreclosure
Jurisdiction: Diversity
Plaintiff
U.S. Bank Trust National Association
as Trustee of the Tiki Series IV Trust
represented by Crystal Gee Gibson
Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel, LLP
4004 Belt Line Road, Suite 100
Addison, TX 75001
(972) 386-5040
Fax: (972) 341-0734
Email: crystalR@bdfgroup.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Defendant
Laura L. King
Defendant
Kenneth R King, Sr.
also known as
Kenneth R. King

 

Date Filed # Docket Text
06/28/2021 1 COMPLAINT ( Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0542-14959516), filed by U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as Trustee of the Tiki Series IV Trust. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A-Robertson Co CAD, # 2 Exhibit B-Note, # 3 Exhibit C-Deed of Trust, # 4 Exhibit D-Assignments, # 5 Exhibit E-Notices of Default, # 6 Civil Cover Sheet)(Gibson, Crystal) (Attachment 6 replaced on 6/28/2021) (lad). (Entered: 06/28/2021)
06/28/2021 2 REQUEST FOR ISSUANCE OF SUMMONS by U.S. Bank Trust National Association, as Trustee of the Tiki Series IV Trust. for Laura King and (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Request for Issuance for Kenneth King)(Gibson, Crystal) (Main Document 2 replaced on 6/28/2021) (lad). (Attachment 1 replaced on 6/28/2021) (lad). (Entered: 06/28/2021)
06/28/2021 All parties shall comply with the Standing Orders located at https://www.txwd.uscourts.gov/judges-information/standing-orders/. (lad) (Entered: 06/28/2021)
06/28/2021 3 Summons Issued as to Laura L. King. (lad) (Entered: 06/28/2021)
06/28/2021 4 Summons Issued as to Kenneth R King, Sr.. (lad) (Entered: 06/28/2021)
06/28/2021 Case assigned to Judge Alan D Albright and REFERRED to Magistrate Judge Jeffrey C. Manske. CM WILL NOW REFLECT THE JUDGE INITIALS AS PART OF THE CASE NUMBER. PLEASE APPEND THESE JUDGE INITIALS TO THE CASE NUMBER ON EACH DOCUMENT THAT YOU FILE IN THIS CASE (lad) (Entered: 06/28/2021)
07/05/2021 5 RULE 7 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by U.S. Bank Trust National Association. (Gibson, Crystal) (Entered: 07/05/2021)

U.S. District Court [LIVE]
Western District of Texas (Waco)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 6:19-cv-00702-ADA-JCM

Mellgren v. Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc
Assigned to: Judge Alan D Albright
Referred to: Judge Jeffrey C. Manske
Demand: $609,000

Case in other court:  66th District Court, Hill County, Texas, CV763-19DC

Cause: 28:1441 Petition for Removal – Foreclosure

Date Filed: 12/10/2019
Date Terminated: 10/13/2020
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 220 Real Property: Foreclosure
Jurisdiction: Diversity
Plaintiff
Stephen Mellgren represented by Stephen D. Howen
The Law Office of Steven Howen
7111 Bosque Blvd., Suite 305
Waco, TX 76710
254-826-6526
Fax: 254-822-4956
Email: steve@stevehowenlegal.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Defendant
Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., as Mortgage Servicer for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia, N.A. as Trustee for Chase Mortgage Finance Trust Series 2005-A represented by Eric C. Mettenbrink
Hirsch & Westheimer, PC
1415 Louisiana
36th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 220-9141
Fax: (713) 223-9319
Email: emettenbrink@hirschwest.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMichael F. Hord , Jr.
Hirsch & Westheimer, PC
1415 Louisiana
36th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 223-5181
Fax: (713) 223-9319
Email: mhord@hirschwest.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

 

Date Filed # Docket Text
12/10/2019 1 NOTICE OF REMOVAL by Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., as Mortgage Servicer for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia, N.A. as Trustee for Chase Mortgage Finance Trust Series 2005-A (Filing fee $400 receipt number 0542-12948323), filed by Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., as Mortgage Servicer for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia, N.A. as Trustee for Chase Mortgage Finance Trust Series 2005-A. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit C-1, # 5 Exhibit C-2, # 6 Exhibit C-3, # 7 Exhibit C-4, # 8 Exhibit D, # 9 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 10 Supplement Supplement to Civil Cover Sheet)(Hord, Michael) (Entered: 12/10/2019)
01/17/2020 2 DOCKET CONTROL ORDER PURSUANT TO RULES 16(b) AND 26(f): Initial pretrial conference set for 3/18/2020 01:30 PM before Judge Jeffrey C. Manske. Signed by Judge Jeffrey C. Manske. (lad) (Entered: 01/17/2020)
03/16/2020 3 Certificate of Interested Parties by Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., as Mortgage Servicer for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia, N.A. as Trustee for Chase Mortgage Finance Trust Series 2005-A. (Hord, Michael) (Entered: 03/16/2020)
03/16/2020 4 Scheduling Recommendations/Proposed Scheduling Order and Joint Discovery-Case Management Plan by Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., as Mortgage Servicer for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia, N.A. as Trustee for Chase Mortgage Finance Trust Series 2005-A. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Hord, Michael) (Entered: 03/16/2020)
03/17/2020 5 ORDER regarding Docket Control Conference. Signed by Judge Jeffrey C. Manske. (am) (Entered: 03/17/2020)
03/23/2020 6 SCHEDULING ORDER: Amended Pleadings and Joinder of Parties due by 4/17/2020. Consent to Trial by Magistrate due by 4/17/2020. Motions due by 9/18/2020. Pretrial Conference set for 12/17/2020 09:00 AM before Judge Alan D Albright, Jury Selection AND Jury Trial set for 12/17/2020 09:30 AM before Judge Alan D Albright. Signed by Judge Jeffrey C. Manske. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(am) (Entered: 03/23/2020)
03/24/2020 7 STANDING ORDER from U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright regarding scheduled civil hearings. (tada) (Entered: 03/25/2020)
04/17/2020 8 NON-CONSENT to Trial by US Magistrate Judge by Defendants Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., as Mortgage Servicer for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia, N.A. as Trustee for Chase Mortgage Finance Trust Series 2005-A. (Hord, Michael) (Entered: 04/17/2020)
10/12/2020 9 STIPULATION of Dismissal Without Prejudice by Select Portfolio Servicing, Inc., as Mortgage Servicer for U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee, Successor in Interest to Wachovia, N.A. as Trustee for Chase Mortgage Finance Trust Series 2005-A. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Hord, Michael) (Entered: 10/12/2020)
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