United States District Court, C.D. Illinois
September 10, 2013
MACON COUNTY, ILLINOIS, by and through JACK W. AHOLA, STATE'S ATTORNEY FOR MACON COUNTY, et al., Plaintiffs,
MERSCORP, INC., et al., Defendants
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For Macon County Illinois, by and through Jack W Ahola State's Attorney for Macon County, Mary A Eaton, Macon County Recorder of Deeds, Plaintiffs: Adam J Levitt, LEAD ATTORNEY, GRANT & EISENHOFER PA, Chicago, IL; Christopher M Ellis, LEAD ATTORNEY, Jon D Robinson, BOLEN ROBINSON & ELLIS, Decatur, IL; Demet Basar, Lydia Ann Keaney, WOLF HALDENSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP, New York, NY; Eric D Holland, HOLLAND GROVES SCHNELLER & STOLZE, St. Louis, MO.
For Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc, Merscorp Inc, now known as Merscorp Holdings Inc, Defendants: Robert M Brochin, LEAD ATTORNEY, MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS, Miami, FL; Romeo S Quinto, Jr., LEAD ATTORNEY, Megan Rose Braden, MORGAN LEWIS & BOCKIUS LLP, Chicago, IL.
For HSBC Finance Corporation, Defendant: Christopher M Hohn, LEAD ATTORNEY, THOMPSON COBURN LLP, St Louis, MO; Gregory J Marshall, SNELL & WILMER LLP, Phoenix, AZ.
For Wells Fargo Bank N.A., Bank of America NA, Defendants: Thomas M Hefferon, LEAD ATTORNEY, Joseph F Yenouskas, GOODWIN PROCTER LLP, Washington, DC; Rhiana A Luaders, BRYAN CAVE LLP, St Louis, MO.
For Credit Suisse Financial Corp, Defendant: Michael Dockterman, LEAD ATTORNEY, WILDMAN HARROLD ALLEN & DIXON LLP, Chicago, IL; William R Lee, EDWARDS WILDMAN PALMER LLP, Chicago, IL.
For State Farm Bank FSB, Defendant: Joseph Anthony Cancila, Jr, LEAD ATTORNEY, David C Blickenstaff, SCHIFF HARDIN LLP, Chicago, IL.
For Citimortgage Inc, Defendant: Lucia Nale, LEAD ATTORNEY, Thomas V Panoff, MAYER BROWN LLP, Chicago, IL; Louis F Bonacorsi, BRYAN CAVE LLP, St Louis, MO.
MICHAEL P. McCUSKEY, U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE.
A Report and Recommendation (#62) was filed by Magistrate Judge David G. Bernthal in the above cause on August 9, 2013. On August 26, 2013, Plaintiffs Macon County and Mary A. Eaton, Macon County Recorder of Deeds, filed their Objection to Report and Recommendations (#63). Following this court's careful de novo review of the Magistrate Judge's reasoning and Plaintiffs' Objection, this court agrees with and accepts the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation (#62). This court agrees that Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Class Action Complaint (#36) should be GRANTED.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
(1) The Report and Recommendation (#62) is accepted by this court.
(2) Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Amended Class Action Complaint (#36) is GRANTED.
(3) This case is terminated.