U.S. BANK, N.A., Plaintiff-counter-defendant-Appellee, v. SFR INVESTMENTS POOL 1, LLC, Defendant-counter-claimant-Appellant.
Decided: December 13, 2019
Before: BEA, COLLINS, and BRESS, Circuit Judges.
Dana Jonathon Nitz, Esquire, Attorney, Christina Miller, Wright, Finlay & Zak, LLP, Las Vegas, NV, for Plaintiff-counter-defendant-Appellee Diana S. Ebron, Attorney, Jacqueline A. Gilbert, Esquire, Attorney, Karen Hanks, Attorney, Howard C. Kim, Attorney, Kim Gilbert Ebron, Las Vegas, NV, for Defendant-counter-claimant-Appellant
SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC (“SFR”), which purchased the subject real property at a foreclosure auction instituted by a homeowners’ association (“HOA”), appeals the district court’s grant of summary judgment against it and in favor of U.S. Bank N.A., as Trustee for GSAA Home Equity Trust 2006-6, Asset-Backed Certificates Series 2006-6 (“U.S. Bank”). Reviewing de novo, Berezovsky v. Moniz, 869 F.3d 923, 927 (9th Cir. 2017), we reverse.
The district court granted summary judgment to U.S. Bank based solely on the ground that, under Bourne Valley Court Trust v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., 832 F.3d 1154 (9th Cir. 2016), the HOA “foreclosed under a facially unconstitutional notice scheme” and therefore the “HOA foreclosure cannot have extinguished” U.S. Bank’s deed of trust on the property. This court recently held, however, that Nevada’s HOA foreclosure scheme is not facially unconstitutional because our decision in Bourne Valley was based on a construction of Nevada law that the Nevada Supreme Court has since made clear was erroneous. See Bank of Am., N.A. v. Arlington W. Twilight Homeowners Ass’n, 920 F.3d 620, 624 (9th Cir. 2019) (recognizing that Bourne Valley “no longer controls the analysis” in light of SFR Investments Pool 1, LLC v. Bank of New York Mellon, 134 Nev. 483, 422 P.3d 1248 (2018)).
The judgment in favor of U.S. Bank against SFR is REVERSED. The case is REMANDED for further proceedings consistent with this memorandum disposition.
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