Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Plaintiffs Flailing About Throwing Hail Mary

Plaintiffs Flailing About Throwing Hail Mary

Ratings: (0)|Views: 33|Likes:
Published by Charlton Butler
Plaintiffs flailing about and throwing hail marys
Plaintiffs flailing about and throwing hail marys

More info:

Published by: Charlton Butler on May 27, 2012
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/27/2012

pdf

text

original

 
PHILIPCHUNTJOHNS.UPTONPEGGYl.McGEHEEMELISSAHANLEYMURPHYJOHNAHOBSONJAMES
N.
KATSIAFICASTIMOTHYP.BENOrTjGORDONSCANNELl.jRFREDWBOPPIIIMARKPSNOWWILLIAM
j.
SHEILSDAVIDBMcCONNELLPAULD.PIETROPAOLIHOPECREALJACOBSENRANDY
j.
CRESWELLJULIANNECRAYDAWNM.HARMONCHRISTOPHERM.DARGIEANTHONY
j.
MANHARTSTEPHANIEAVVLlIAMSPETER
j.
McDONELLKEITH
j
DUNLAPSARA
N.
MOPPINJEFFREYACOHENSHAWN
K.
LEYDENJOSEPHG.TALBOTLAURENB.WELIVER
OFCOUNSEL
DOUGLASS.CARRJOHNAClRALDO
1956-2010
..
PERKINSITHOMPSON
AnORNEYS&COUNSELORSAT
LAw
EST.;"P,LISHED
!
H7!
VIAFEDERALEXPRESS
or~ECAf~ALPI_A.ZA
BOX·+26
PORTLAND
1'1E
04112
TEL207774.2635
FA.X207.871.8026
,"./ww,perkinstnompson.com
May16,2012PennyH.Reckards,ClerkPenobscotCountySuperiorCourtAttn:CivilClerkforRealEstateMatters78ExchangeStreet,Suite350Bangor,ME04401Re:
TDBank,NA.
v.
TwilaA.Wolf,etal.
CivilActionDocketNo.RE-l0-187
DearPenny:Enclosedpleasefindthefollowingmotionsforfiling:1.PlaintiffsOppositiontoDefendant'sAffidavitandRequestforDefaultJudgment,andIncorporatedMotionforDefaultJudgmentandDiscussionandMemorandumofLaw;2.PlaintiffsMotionforSanctionsandIncorporatedMemorandumofLaw;and3.AproposedOrderregardingthesame.Ifyouhaveanyquestionsaboutthis,pleaseletmeknow.S~relY'/_,'/
//)~_)(I/j(Cl>?/
(//'{_.u<,A
W!_
!~).;'/!
..../,(."f
IDavid
B.McConnell
i
\5nclosure\,
cc:TwilaWolfButlerCharltonA.Butler,Jr.PaulNiklas,Esq.
(POI22144.1)
 
STATEOFMAINEPENOBSCOT,SS.TDBANK,N.A.,flk/aFirstMassachusetts)Bank,N.A.,)
)
Plaintiff,))v.)
)
TWILAA.WOLF,)
)
Defendant,)
)
and)
)
MAINESTATEHOUSINGAUTHORITY,)CITYOFBANGOR,andLVNV)FUNDING,LLC,))Parties-In-Interest.)SUPERIORCOURTCIVILACTIONDOCKETNO.RE-IO-187PLAINTIFF'SOPPOSITIONTODEFENDANT'SAFFIDAVITANDREQUESTFORDEFAULTJUDGMENT,[AND]INCORPORATEDMOTIONFORDEFAULTJUDGMENT,[AND]DISCUSSIONANDMEMORANDUMOFLAW
TitletoRealEstateInvolved
NOWCOMESPlaintiff,TDBank,N.A.,f/klaFirstMassachusettsBank,N.A.("TDBank"or"Plaintiff"),byandthroughitscounselundersigned,andherebyopposesDefendant,TwilaA.Wolfs("Defendant"),AffidavitandRequestforDefaultJudgment,[and]IncorporatedMotionforDefaultJudgment,andDiscussionandMemorandumofLaw(the"Motion").Defendant'sMotion,whichisunsigned,requeststhatthisCourt,pursuanttoM.R.Civ.P.55,56,and57,
I
enteradefaultjudgmentagainstPlaintiffbasedonseveralcreativearguments.However,assetforthfullybelow,Defendant'sargumentsareunsupportedbylaworlogicandTOBankrequeststhatthisCourtdenytheMotion.ARGUMENT
I.DefaultjudgmentisnotavailabletoDefendantinthismatter
1
AlthoughDefendantlistsRules56and57inthetitleofherpleading,DefendantdoesnotdiscusstheminherMotionandthoserulesappeartohavenobearingontheMotion.TheMotiondoesnotcomplywiththeRule56summaryjudgmentrequirementsandRule57dealsexclusivelywithdeclaratoryjudgments,whichisnotrelatedtothereliefrequestedintheMotion.
(POI15Z56.1)
 
"Adefaultoccurswhenaparty
againstwhomaffirmativereliefissought...
failstofileananswerorotherwisedefend."3Harvey,
MaineCivilPractice
§55.2at200-01(3ded.2011)(emphasisadded);M.R.Civ.P.55.BecauseDefendanthasnotfiledanycounterclaimsagainstPlaintiffinthismatter,TOBankisnotaparty"againstwhomaffirmativereliefissought."Therefore,Plaintiffisnotcapableofdefaultandanyrequestfordefaultjudgmentagainstitismisplacedandwithoutmerit.
II.PlaintiffisnotrequiredtosubmitareplybriefinresponsetoDefendant'soppositionmotions
DefendantarguesthatthisCourtshouldenterdefaultjudgmentagainstPlaintiffbecausePlaintiff"failedtoanswerDefendants(sic)MotionsinresponsetoPlaintiffsMotionsforLiftofStayandFinalSummaryJudgment."Motionat~35.Plaintiff,however,isundernoobligationtofileareplyinresponsetoDefendant'soppositionmotions.
Cf.Cyr
v.
TheInhabitantsoftheTownofFortKent,
1990Me.Super.LEXIS218,at*1(Oct.19,1990)(indiscussingreplybriefspursuanttoM.R.Civ.P.80B(g),"[t]hisCourtalsonotesthatplaintiffsfailedtosubmitareplybrief,
thoughnoneisnecessarilyrequired")
(emphasisadded).M.R.Civ.P.7providesthataparty
may
fileareplytoanoppositionmotion,butdoesnotimposearequirementtodoso.M.R.Civ.P.7(e).Defendant'sargumentstothecontraryarewhollyunsupportedandwithoutmerit.Moreover,onMarch30,2012,thisCourtgrantedPlaintiffsMotiontoLiftStayofProceedings.Becausethestayissuehasbeendecided,furtherdiscussionaboutitismoot.
State
v.
Dhuy,
2003ME75,~6,825A.2d336,339(Anissueismootwhen"byvirtueofvalidandrecognizablesuperveningcircumstances[it]haslast[its]controversialvitality").Thus,anyreplytoDefendant'soppositionisunnecessaryandextraneous.
III.
PlaintiffisnotrequiredtopresentoriginalcopiesoftheNoteinsupportofitsSummaryJudgmentMotion
{POI15256I)
-2-

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->