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The Wolf at Mackie Files a Motion to Dismiss less than 24 Hours After Removal From State Court

Another Removal by foreclosure mill Mackie Wolf, despite 5th Cir. directives, and Another premature Motion to Dismiss

Settlement reached, dismiss with prejudice….it reads very much like the homeowner got stiffed by counsel. (Jun 21)

U.S. District Court
Eastern District of TEXAS [LIVE] (Sherman)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:22-cv-00002-ALM-CAN

Cabrera v. First National Bank of Trenton
Assigned to: District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III
Referred to: Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak

Related Case: 4:19-cv-00920-ALM-CAN

Cause: 28:1331 Fed. Question: Breach of Contract

Date Filed: 01/03/2022
Date Terminated: 06/22/2022
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 290 Real Property: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Plaintiff
Robinson Cabrera represented by Wade Travis Kricken
Wade Kricken
P. O. Box 59331
Dallas, TX 75229-1331
214-418-1187
Fax: 214-593-3108
Email: wade@krickenlawfirm.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Defendant
First National Bank of Trenton represented by Mark Douglas Cronenwett
Mackie Wolf Zientz & Mann, PC – Dallas
14160 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 900
Dallas, TX 75254
214/635-2650
Fax: 12146352686
Email: mcronenwett@mwzmlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

 

Date Filed # Docket Text
06/08/2022 11 ORDER OF REFERRAL. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §636 and the Local Rules of this Court for the Assignment of Matters to Magistrate Judges, the Court hereby REFERS the above-referenced case to the Hon. Christine A. Nowak for all pretrial proceedings. Signed by District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III on 6/8/2022. (rpc, ) (Entered: 06/09/2022)
06/14/2022 12 ORDER. The Court sets this matter for a telephonic status conference on Tuesday, June 28, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. Signed by Magistrate Judge Christine A. Nowak on 6/14/2022. (mcg) (Entered: 06/15/2022)
06/21/2022 13 STIPULATION of Dismissal by Robinson Cabrera. (Kricken, Wade) (Additional attachment(s) added on 6/21/2022: # 1 Text of Proposed Order) (mcg, ). (Entered: 06/21/2022)
06/22/2022 14 ORDER OF DISMISSAL WITH PREJUDICE. Signed by District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III on 6/22/2022. (rpc, ) (Entered: 06/22/2022)

 


 

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U.S. District Court
Eastern District of TEXAS [LIVE] (Sherman)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:22-cv-00002-ALM

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Cabrera v. First National Bank of Trenton
Assigned to: District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Related Case: 4:19-cv-00920-ALM-CAN

Cause: 28:1331 Fed. Question: Breach of Contract

Date Filed: 01/03/2022
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 290 Real Property: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Date Filed # Docket Text
03/29/2022 8 Unopposed MOTION to Reopen Case by First National Bank of Trenton. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Cronenwett, Mark) (Entered: 03/29/2022)
03/31/2022 9 ORDER granting 8 MOTION to Reinstate Case. It is therefore ORDERED that this case is hereby reopened to the active docket. Signed by District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III on 3/31/2022. (rpc, ) (Entered: 03/31/2022)

On March 1, 2022, Defendant First National Bank of Trenton filed Suggestion of Bankruptcy Filing of Plaintiff Robinson Cabrera (Dkt. #6). The pleading indicates that Plaintiff Robinson Cabrera filed a Chapter 13 bankruptcy on February 28, 2022, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, Case No. 22-40254-BTR-13.

Accordingly, all claims asserted in the above-styled lawsuit are hereby STAYED pending further Order of the Court. See GATX Aircraft Co. v. M/V Courtney Leigh, 768 F.2d 711, 716 (5th Cir. 1985).

IT IS SO ORDERED.

Cabrera v. First National Bank of Trenton

(4:22-cv-00002)

District Court, E.D. Texas

JAN 3, 2022 | REPUBLISHED BY LIT: JAN 4, 2022

Another Removal by foreclosure mill Mackie Wolf, despite 5th Cir. directives, and Another premature Motion to Dismiss filed 24 hrs after removal from State Court.

DEFENDANT’S MOTION TO DISMISS AND BRIEF IN SUPPORT

Defendant First National Bank of Trenton (“FNBT” or “Defendant”) files this Motion to Dismiss and Brief in Support Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) and shows as follows:

I. SUMMARY

On or about December 30, 2021, Plaintiff Robinson Cabrera (“Plaintiff”) filed Plaintiff ’s Original Petition, Request for Temporary Restraining Order and Application for Temporary Injunction (the “Petition”) bearing Cause No. 21-11333-467 in the 467th Judicial District Court, Denton County, Texas, styled Robinson Cabrera v. First National Bank of Trenton (the “State Court Action”).

The allegations in the Petition relate to a deed of trust and foreclosure proceedings on Plaintiff’s real property and improvements located at 2107 Meadowview Drive, Corinth, Texas 76210. (the “Property”). (See Petition at ¶1.)

Plaintiff alleges Defendant engaged in the practice of “dual tracking” and failed to respond to Plaintiff’s Qualified Written Request (“QWR”) for Information associated with the loan per the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Guidelines. (See, generally, id.).

Plaintiff seeks an injunction against foreclosure, attorney’s fees and costs of court incurred. (See id. at Prayer). However, these allegations are without merit and Plaintiff’s claims should be dismissed.

II. STANDARD UNDER RULE 12(B)(6)

Under the 12(b)(6) standard, a court cannot look beyond the pleadings. Spivey v. Robertson, 197 F.3d 772, 774 (5th Cir. 1999). Pleadings must show specific, well-pleaded facts, not mere conclusory allegations to avoid dismissal. Guidry v. Bank of LaPlace, 954 F.2d 278, 281 (5th Cir. 1992).

The court must accept those well-pleaded facts as true and view them in the light most favorable to the plaintiff. Id. Although “detailed factual allegations” are not necessary, a plaintiff must provide “more than labels and conclusions, and a formulaic recitation of the elements of a cause of action will not do.” Id. at 555.

The alleged facts must “raise a right to relief above the speculative level.” Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544, 555 (2007). In short, a complaint fails to state a claim upon which relief may be granted when it fails to plead “enough facts to state a claim to relief that is plausible on its face.” Id. at 570.

III. GROUNDS FOR DISMISSAL

A. Plaintiff fails to adequately plead his claim for violations of the dual tracking prohibition.

B. Plaintiff fails to adequately plead his claim for violations of CFPB § 1024.36 by failing to respond to his QWR.

IV. ARGUMENT AND AUTHORITIES

A. Plaintiff fails to adequately plead his claim for violations of the dual tracking prohibition.

Dual tracking is the term given to situation in which the lender actively pursues foreclosure while simultaneously considering the borrower for loss mitigation options.

Gresham v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 642 Fed. App’x 355, 359 (5th Cir. 2016) (citing 12 C.F.R. § 1024.41).

“Section 1024.41(g) prohibits dual tracking, and 1024.41(a) expressly provides for a private right of action in the event the lender violates the provision.” Id. (citing 12 C.F.R. § 1024.41).

However, Section 1024.4(g) only applies where “a servicer receives a complete loss mitigation application more than 37 days before a foreclosure sale.”

Id. (quoting § 1024.41(c)). Jordan v. United States Bank Home Mortg., No. A-18-CV-197-LY-ML, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 178428, at *15 (W.D. Tex. 2019).

Jordan makes it clear that the plaintiff needs to plead that the full modification application was submitted more than 37 days before the noticed foreclosure sale.

Plaintiff here did not do that.

Plaintiff pleads no underlying facts to show when the modification application was submitted, when it was approved, or explained how Defendant violated the CFPB rules. Because of that, Plaintiff has failed to state a valid claim for relief.

Molina v. DLJ Mortg. Capital, Inc., No. 7:15- CV-270, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182615, at *10 (S.D. Tex. 2015).

Therefore, Plaintiff has failed to adequately plead his claim for violations of the dual tracking prohibition.

B. Plaintiff fails to adequately plead his claim for violations of CFPB § 1024.36 by failing to respond to his QWR.

Section 2605(e) of RESPA requires loan servicers, upon borrower’s receipt of a qualified written request for information related to the servicing of such loan, to provide a written response to the borrower acknowledging receipt of the correspondence within five (5) days. 12 U.S.C. § 2605(e)(1).

Furthermore, upon receipt of a QWR, RESPA obliges the servicer to respond and provide the borrower with a written explanation or clarification in certain circumstances. Id. (e)(2).

Thus, in order to survive a motion to dismiss, Plaintiff must sufficiently allege that

“1) Defendant is a loan servicer;

2) Defendant received a QWR . . . from Plaintiff;

3) the QWR relates to servicing of [a] mortgage loan;

4) Defendant failed to respond adequately;

and

5) Plaintiff is entitled to actual or statutory damages.”

Payne v. Seterus, Inc., No. 16-0203, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148413, 2016 WL 6270761, at *3 (W.D. La. Oct. 26, 2016); see also Foster v. Bank of N.Y. Mellon, No. 4:17- CV-319-ALM-CAN, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 202595, at *7-8 (E.D. Tex. 2017).

Here, Plaintiff only pleads that Defendant failed to respond to his QWR as required under CFPB § 1024.36.

However, Plaintiff does not plead that Defendant is a loan servicer;

does not include the specific questions he asked in his correspondence;

and does not state whether he included his account number.

In sum Plaintiff has not provided sufficient detail to support the basic elements of his claim.

See Price v. U.S. Bank Nat. Ass’n, 3:13-CV-0175-O, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108899, 2013 WL 3976624, at *9 (N.D. Tex. Aug. 2, 2013) (finding plaintiff’s alleged QWR was not valid because it lacked the requisite elements of § 2605(e)(1)(B)).

Plaintiff’s bare assertion that he sent a QWR, standing alone, is not sufficient to state a claim under Rule 12(b)(6). Therefore, his claim is without merit and should be dismissed.

WHEREFORE, Defendant asks that the Court enter judgment that Plaintiff take nothing on his claims. Defendant requests such other and further relief to which they may be entitled.

Respectfully submitted,

By: /s/ Mark D. Cronenwett
MARK D. CRONENWETT

Attorney in Charge
Texas Bar No. 00787303
mcronenwett@mwzmlaw.com

MACKIE WOLF ZIENTZ & MANN, PC
14160 North Dallas Parkway, Ste. 900
Dallas, TX 75254
Telephone: (214) 635-2650
Facsimile: (214) 635-2686

ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT

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U.S. District Court
Eastern District of TEXAS [LIVE] (Sherman)
CIVIL DOCKET FOR CASE #: 4:22-cv-00002-ALM

Create an Alert for This Case on RECAP

Cabrera v. First National Bank of Trenton
Assigned to: District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III

Related Case: 4:19-cv-00920-ALM-CAN

Cause: 28:1331 Fed. Question: Breach of Contract

Date Filed: 01/03/2022
Jury Demand: None
Nature of Suit: 290 Real Property: Other
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Plaintiff
Robinson Cabrera represented by Wade Travis Kricken
Wade Kricken
P. O. Box 59331
Dallas, TX 75229-1331
214-418-1187
Fax: 214-593-3108
Email: wade@krickenlawfirm.com
LEAD ATTORNEY
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED
V.
Defendant
First National Bank of Trenton represented by Mark Douglas Cronenwett
Mackie Wolf Zientz & Mann, PC – Dallas
14160 North Dallas Parkway
Suite 900
Dallas, TX 75254
214/635-2650
Fax: 12146352686
Email: mcronenwett@mwzmlaw.com
ATTORNEY TO BE NOTICED

 

Date Filed # Docket Text
01/04/2022 5 MOTION to Dismiss and Brief in Support, by First National Bank of Trenton. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cronenwett, Mark) (Entered: 01/04/2022)
01/04/2022 4 ORDER AND ADVISORY. Signed by District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III on 1/4/2022. (rpc, ) (Entered: 01/04/2022)
01/04/2022 3 ***ORIGINALLY FILED IN STATE COURT*** COMPLAINT against First National Bank of Trenton, filed by Robinson Cabrera.(rpc, ) (Entered: 01/04/2022)
01/03/2022 2 CORPORATE DISCLOSURE STATEMENT filed by First National Bank of Trenton (Cronenwett, Mark) (Entered: 01/03/2022)
01/03/2022 1 NOTICE OF REMOVAL by First National Bank of Trenton from 467th Judicial District of Denton County, Texas, case number 21-11333-467. (Filing fee $ 402 receipt number 0540-8729915), filed by First National Bank of Trenton. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B-B1, # 3 Civil Cover Sheet)(Cronenwett, Mark) (Entered: 01/03/2022)
The Wolf at Mackie Files a Motion to Dismiss less than 24 Hours After Removal From State Court
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