Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

December 1, 2013

California Court Denies Petition for Preliminary Injunction on Foreclosure Proceeding

By Ebube Okoli

The court in deciding Vazquez v. Select Portfolio Servicing, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 152454 (N.D. Cal. Oct. 23, 2013) denied the plaintiff’s petition for a preliminary injunction prohibiting defendants from proceeding with the foreclosure sale of his home.

Plaintiff alleged that MERS claimed to have a legal and effective lien on the property, and that it owned the note and mortgage without providing the plaintiff proof of those claims. Plaintiff asserted that he had the right to inspect the original note and deed of trust, pursuant to the Truth in Lending Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 16011667f, and U.C.C. § 3-501.

The plaintiff further alleged that he had proof that the foreclosing entities did not have standing to foreclose. Id. Plaintiff asserted that defendants did not hold any instrument, note, or deed that would entitle them to foreclose.

The court denied the plaintiff’s verified petition for injunction, concluding that plaintiff failed to establish a likelihood of success on the merits of any of his potential claims.

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