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1 Stuart W. Price, California Bar No. 125918 swprice@bryancave.com 2 Sean D. Muntz, California Bar No. 223549 3 sean.muntz@bryancave.com Christina G. Rothschild, California Bar No. 268920 4 rothschildc@bryancave.com BRYAN CAVE LLP 5 3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 1500 Irvine, California 92612-4414 6 Telephone: (949) 223-7000 7 Facsimile: (949) 223-7100 8 Attorneys for Defendant HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE 9 ELLINGTON TRUST SERIES 2007-1; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 11 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 12 GREGORY JOHNSON, an individual, Case No. 3:11-cv-02091-JM-WVG 13 Plaintiff, NOTICE OF JOINDER IN 14 DEFENDANT BANK OF AMERICA, 15 vs. N.A.’S MOTION TO DISMISS PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT BY 16 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL DEFENDANT HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS 17 ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON TRUST SERIES TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON TRUST SERIES 2007-1 18 2007-1; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; and Does 1 – 10, inclusive, 19 Hon. Jeffrey T. Miller Courtroom 16 Defendants. 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
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Bryan Cave LLP 3161 MICHELSON DRIVE, SUITE 1500 Irvine, California 92612-4414

Date: March 5, 2012 Time: 10:00 a.m. Courtroom: 16

NOTICE OF JOINDER

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TO THE HONORABLE COURT AND ALL PARTIES AND THEIR

2 ATTORNIES OF RECORD: 3 PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that Defendant HSBC Bank USA, National 4 Association As Trustee For The Ellington Trust Series 2007-1 (“HSBC Bank”) 5 hereby joins in the Motion to Dismiss filed by Defendant Bank of America, N.A., 6 set to be heard on March 5, 2012, at 10:00 a.m., in Courtroom 16 of the above 7 entitled court, located at 940 Front Street, San Diego, California 92101-8900. 8 HSBC Bank hereby joins Bank of America, N.A.’s Motion to Dismiss as to 9 all causes of action. Please take further notice that HSBC Bank hereby adopts and 10 incorporates by reference as though set forth in full herein the Notice of Motion and 11 Motion to Dismiss, and the Request for Judicial Notice, filed by Bank of America,
Bryan Cave LLP 3161 MICHELSON DRIVE, SUITE 1500 Irvine, California 92612-4414

12 N.A. on January 26, 2012. As such, HSBC Bank respectfully requests this Court 13 dismiss each of the claims asserted against HSBC Bank with prejudice. 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
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Dated: February 29, 2012

BRYAN CAVE LLP Stuart W. Price Sean D. Muntz Christina G. Rothschild By: /s/ Christina Rothschild Attorneys for Defendants HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON TRUST SERIES 2007-1; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.

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CCP 1013A(3) REVISED 5/1/88 GREGORY JOHNSON V. HSBC BANK, ET AL. (CASE NO. 3:11-CV-2091-JM-WVG)

1 2 STATE OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF ORANGE
I am employed in the County of Orange, State of California. I am over the age of 18 and not a party to the within action. My business address is: 3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 1500, 4 Irvine, CA 92612-4414.

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On February 29, 2012, I served the following document(s) described as:

NOTICE OF JOINDER IN DEFENDANT BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.’S MOTION TO DISMISS PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT BY DEFENDANT HSBC BANK, USA, NATIONAL ASSOCATION AS TRUSTEE FOR THE ELLINGTON TRUST SERIES 2007-1
sealed envelopes addressed as follows:

9 on all interested parties in this action by placing [X] a true copy [ ] the original thereof enclosed in 10 11
Bryan Cave LLP 3161 Michelson Drive, Suite 1500 Irvine, California 92612-4414

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Gordon F. Dickson, Esq. Deborah P. Gutierrez, Esq. Hazel S. Chu, Esq. Prosper Law Corporation, LLP 6100 Center Drive, Suite 1050 Los Angeles, CA 90045

Attorneys for Plaintiff Gregory Johnson Phone: (310) 893-6200 Fax: (310) 988-2930 E-mail: deborah@prosperlaw.com

[ ] BY MAIL - As follows: I am “readily familiar” with the firm’s practice of collection and processing correspondence for mailing. Under that practice it would be deposited with U.S. 16 Postal Service on that same day with postage thereon fully prepaid at Irvine, California in the ordinary course of business. I am aware that on motion of the party served, service is presumed 17 invalid if postal cancellation date or postage meter date is more than one day after date of deposit for mailing in affidavit.

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[ ] FEDERAL - I declare that I am employed in the office of a member of the bar of this Court at whose direction the service was made. Executed on February 29, 2012, at Irvine, California.

/s/ Shantese Williams

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