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De La Cruz v. The Bank of New York, W.D. Texas, Judge Lee Yeakel Now Presiding

We haven’t seen much of J Patrick Sutton, foreclosure defense counsel in Austin, Texas lately. Here, he was pitched against Mark D. Hopkins.

De La Cruz v. The Bank of New York

(1:17-cv-00163)

District Court, W.D. Texas

MAR 2, 2017 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: SEP 12, 2021

ORDER DENYING 106 Plaintiff’s Plead to Stop Trustee’s Sale on January 5, 2021 and Order Bank of New York to Provide an Itemized Final Payoff Amount, which the Court Construes as a Request for a Temporary Restraining Order. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (jv2) (Main Document 108 replaced on 1/5/2021) (so). (Entered: 01/04/2021)

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U.S. District Court [LIVE]
Western District of Texas (Austin)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 1:17-cv-00163-LY

de la Cruz v. The Bank of New York
Assigned to: Judge Lee Yeakel

Related Case: 1:19-cv-00317-SS
Case in other court:  USCA 5th Circuit, 20-50488
419th District Court, D-1-GN-17-000427

Cause: 28:1441 Petition for Removal- Petition to Quiet Ti

Date Filed: 03/02/2017
Date Terminated: 05/13/2020
Jury Demand: Both
Nature of Suit: 290 Real Property: Other
Jurisdiction: Diversity
Plaintiff
Dan Sergio De La Cruz represented by E. Jason Billick
Almanza, Blackburn, Dickie & Mitchell, LLP
2301 S. Capital of TX Highway, Bldg. H
Austin, TX 78746
512-474-8486
Email: jbillick@abdmlaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJ. Patrick Sutton
1505 West 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512).417.5903
Fax: 512.355.4155
Email: jpatricksutton@jpatricksuttonlaw.com
TERMINATED: 11/29/2018
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJacob Scheick
Almanza, Blackburn & Dickie, LLP
2301 S. Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg H
Austin, TX 78746
512-474-9486
Email: jscheick@abdmlaw.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMichael S. Quinn
Law Office of Michael Sean Quinn
2630 Exposition Blvd Suite 115
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 296-2594
Fax: (512) 344-9466
Email: mquinn@msqlaw.com
TERMINATED: 11/29/2018
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Defendant
The Bank of New York
as Trustee of the Certificateholders CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2005-9
represented by Marc Daniel Cabrera
Polsinelli PC
2950 N. Harwood
Suite 2100
Dallas, TX 75201
214-397-0030
Fax: 214-397-0033
Email: mcabrera@polsinelli.com
TERMINATED: 10/24/2017
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMark D. Hopkins
Hopkins Law, PLLC
3 Lakeway Centre Ct.
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78734
(512) 600-4320
Email: mark@hopkinslawtexas.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDShelley L. Hopkins
Hopkins Law, PLLC
3 Lakeway Centre Ct.
Suite 110
Austin, TX 78734
512-600-4320
Email: shelley@hopkinslawtexas.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDDaniel Durell
Locke Lord LLP
600 Congress Ave., Suite 2200
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 305-4714
Fax: (512) 391-4778
Email: daniel.durell@lockelord.com
TERMINATED: 10/24/2017
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Defendant
Ditech Financial LLC
TERMINATED: 03/20/2019
represented by Marc Daniel Cabrera
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 10/24/2017
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMark D. Hopkins
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 03/20/2019
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDShelley L. Hopkins
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 03/20/2019
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDDaniel Durell
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 10/24/2017
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Counter Plaintiff
The Bank of New York
as Trustee of the Certificateholders CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2005-9
other
Bank of New York Mellon
represented by Mark D. Hopkins
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDShelley L. Hopkins
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Counter Defendant
Dan Sergio De La Cruz represented by E. Jason Billick
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJ. Patrick Sutton
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 11/29/2018
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJacob Scheick
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMichael S. Quinn
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 11/29/2018
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Counter Plaintiff
Ditech Financial LLC
TERMINATED: 03/20/2019
represented by Marc Daniel Cabrera
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 10/24/2017
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMark D. Hopkins
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 03/20/2019
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDShelley L. Hopkins
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 03/20/2019
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDDaniel Durell
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 10/24/2017
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
Counter Plaintiff
The Bank of New York
as Trustee of the Certificateholders CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2005-9
represented by Marc Daniel Cabrera
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 10/24/2017
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMark D. Hopkins
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDShelley L. Hopkins
(See above for address)
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDDaniel Durell
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 10/24/2017
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Counter Defendant
Dan Sergio De La Cruz represented by E. Jason Billick
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJ. Patrick Sutton
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 11/29/2018
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDJacob Scheick
(See above for address)
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICEDMichael S. Quinn
(See above for address)
TERMINATED: 11/29/2018
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

 

Date Filed # Docket Text
06/20/2019 80 ANSWER to 79 Amended Counterclaim, by Dan Sergio De La Cruz.(De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 06/20/2019)
09/01/2019 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment by The Bank of New York. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Hopkins, Mark) (Entered: 09/01/2019)
09/09/2019 82 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. (De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 09/09/2019)
09/09/2019 83 DEFICIENCY NOTICE: re 82 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment (dm) (Entered: 09/09/2019)
09/10/2019 84 Proposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment Proposed Order by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. (De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 09/10/2019)
09/16/2019 85 Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment Unopposed Order by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. (De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 09/16/2019)
09/18/2019 86 ORDER GRANTING 84 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response; MOOTING 85 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response. Signed by Judge Sam Sparks. (dm) (Entered: 09/19/2019)
09/23/2019 87 Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by Dan Sergio De La Cruz, re 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by The Bank of New York (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit J, # 11 Exhibit K, # 12 Exhibit L, # 13 Exhibit O, # 14 Exhibit P, # 15 Exhibit Q, # 16 Exhibit R, # 17 Exhibit S, # 18 Proposed Order)(De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 09/23/2019)
09/30/2019 88 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 87 Response in Opposition to Motion,, by The Bank of New York. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Hopkins, Mark) (Entered: 09/30/2019)
10/02/2019 89 ORDER GRANTING 88 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response. Signed by Judge Sam Sparks. (dm) (Entered: 10/02/2019)
10/04/2019 90 REPLY to Response to Motion, filed by The Bank of New York, re 81 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by The Bank of New York (Hopkins, Mark) (Entered: 10/04/2019)
11/08/2019 91 ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DENYING IN PART 81 Motion for Summary Judgment. Signed by Judge Sam Sparks. (dm) (Entered: 11/08/2019)
11/19/2019 92 ORDER Cancelling Docket Call. Signed by Judge Sam Sparks. (dm) (Entered: 11/19/2019)
12/18/2019 93 ORDER, Status Conference set for 1/6/2020 10:00 AM before Judge Sam Sparks. Signed by Judge Sam Sparks. (td) (Entered: 12/19/2019)
01/03/2020 94 NOTICE of Filing Notice of Filing Partial Dismissal of Counterclaim for Judicial Foreclosure by The Bank of New York (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Hopkins, Mark) (Entered: 01/03/2020)
01/03/2020 95 NOTICE of Filing Proposed Final Judgment by The Bank of New York (Hopkins, Mark) (Entered: 01/03/2020)
01/06/2020 96 ORDER that the STATUS CONFERENCE set for Monday, January 06, 2020 at 10:00 AM is hereby CANCELLED until further order of the court. Signed by Judge Sam Sparks. (klw) (Entered: 01/06/2020)
01/07/2020 97 NOTICE of Filing Plaintiff’s Answer to Partial Dismissal & Proposed Judgment by Dan Sergio De La Cruz (De La Cruz, Dan) Modified on 1/7/2020 (lt). (Entered: 01/07/2020)
05/13/2020 98 FINAL JUDGMENT. Signed by Judge Sam Sparks. (lt) (Entered: 05/13/2020)
06/12/2020 99 Appeal of Final Judgment 98 , 91 , 78 , 55 by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. No filing fee submitted (De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 06/12/2020)
06/25/2020 100 TRANSCRIPT REQUEST by Dan Sergio De La Cruz for dates of Feb 5, 2019. Proceedings Transcribed: status conference. Court Reporter: Lily Reznik.. (De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 06/25/2020)
06/26/2020 101 Payment of USCA Appeal Fee received $ 505 receipt number 0542-13703742 re Notice of Appeal,, filed by Dan Sergio De La Cruz (De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 06/26/2020)
07/11/2020 102 Transcript filed of Proceedings held on February 5, 2019, Proceedings Transcribed: Status Conference. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Lily I. Reznik, Telephone number: 512-391-8792. Parties are notified of their duty to review the transcript to ensure compliance with the FRCP 5.2(a)/FRCrP 49.1(a). A copy may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk’s office public terminal. If redaction is necessary, a Notice of Redaction Request must be filed within 21 days. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made available via PACER without redaction after 90 calendar days. The clerk will mail a copy of this notice to parties not electronically noticed Redaction Request due 8/3/2020, Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 8/11/2020, Release of Transcript Restriction set for 10/9/2020, Appeal Record due by 7/27/2020, (lr) (Entered: 07/11/2020)
08/17/2020 103 Pro Se MOTION for Permission to file Electronically by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. (De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 08/17/2020)
08/27/2020 104 ORDER DENYING 103 Pro Se Motion for Permission to file Electronically. Signed by Judge Sam Sparks. (lt) (Entered: 08/27/2020)
10/23/2020 105 Certified copy of USCA JUDGMENT issued as the MANDATE dismissing appeal for want of prosecution. (lt) (Entered: 10/27/2020)
12/30/2020 106 MOTION by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Stop Trustee’s Sale on January 5. 2021 and Order Bank of New York and Counsel to Comply with Final Judgment)(De La Cruz, Dan) (Entered: 12/30/2020)
01/04/2021 107 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lee Yeakel: Telephone Conference held on 1/4/2021. Written Order forthcoming. (Minute entry documents are not available electronically.) (Court Reporter Arlinda Rodriguez.)(jv2) (Entered: 01/04/2021)
01/04/2021 108 ORDER DENYING 106 Plaintiff’s Plead to Stop Trustee’s Sale on January 5, 2021 and Order Bank of New York to Provide an Itemized Final Payoff Amount, which the Court Construes as a Request for a Temporary Restraining Order. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (jv2) (Main Document 108 replaced on 1/5/2021) (so). (Entered: 01/04/2021)
04/30/2021 109 NOTICE of Appearance of Counsel for Plaintiff by Dan Sergio De La Cruz (Scheick, Jacob) (Entered: 04/30/2021)
04/30/2021 110 Status and Request for Court Intervention by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Scheick, Jacob) Modified on 4/30/2021 to add motion event (jv2). (Entered: 04/30/2021)
04/30/2021 111 CORRECTION TO DEFICIENCY NOTICE: re 110 Notice (Other). Please file proposed order and link to Docket Entry 110. (jv2) (Entered: 04/30/2021)
04/30/2021 112 ATTACHMENT CORRECTED to 110 MOTION by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. (Scheick, Jacob) (Entered: 04/30/2021)
05/05/2021 113 Transcript filed of Proceedings held on January 4, 2021, Proceedings Transcribed: Telephone Conference. Court Reporter/Transcriber: Arlinda Rodriguez, Telephone number: 512-391-8791. Parties are notified of their duty to review the transcript to ensure compliance with the FRCP 5.2(a)/FRCrP 49.1(a). A copy may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk’s office public terminal. If redaction is necessary, a Notice of Redaction Request must be filed within 21 days. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made available via PACER without redaction after 90 calendar days. The clerk will mail a copy of this notice to parties not electronically noticed Redaction Request due 5/26/2021, Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/7/2021, Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/3/2021, (alr) (Entered: 05/05/2021)
05/11/2021 114 MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM re 98 Judgment and Request for Emergency Oral or Telephonic Hearing by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1-4, # 2 Proposed Order)(Scheick, Jacob) Modified on 5/12/2021 (jv2). (Entered: 05/11/2021)
05/18/2021 115 Response in Opposition to Motion, filed by The Bank of New York, re 114 MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM re 98 Judgment filed by Plaintiff Dan Sergio De La Cruz (Hopkins, Mark) (Entered: 05/18/2021)
05/25/2021 116 RESPONSE in Support, filed by Dan Sergio De La Cruz, re 114 MOTION FOR RELIEF FROM re 98 Judgment filed by Plaintiff Dan Sergio De La Cruz Reply In Support Of Motion For Relief From Final Judgment (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Ex. A.1 One to Four Family Residential Contract $780k, # 2 Exhibit Ex. A.2 12713 Bright Sky – Receipted Contract $765k)(Scheick, Jacob) (Entered: 05/25/2021)
05/27/2021 117 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lee Yeakel: Telephone Conference held on 5/27/2021. Written Order forthcoming. (Minute entry documents are not available electronically.) (Court Reporter Arlinda Rodriguez.)(jv2) (Entered: 05/27/2021)
06/03/2021 118 Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Lee Yeakel: Telephone Conference held on 6/3/2021. (Minute entry documents are not available electronically.) (Court Reporter Arlinda Rodriguez.)(jv2) (Entered: 06/03/2021)
06/09/2021 119 INTERLOCUTORY ORDER re 114 MOTION for relief from 98 Judgment filed by Dan Sergio De La Cruz. Signed by Judge Lee Yeakel. (klw) (Entered: 06/10/2021)
De La Cruz v. The Bank of New York, W.D. Texas, Judge Lee Yeakel Now Presiding
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