Amany SIMMONDS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; Does, 1-100, inclusive, Defendants-Appellees.
Decided: February 25, 2020
Before: BOGGS,** IKUTA, and CHRISTEN, Circuit Judges.
Michael Anthony Younge, The Law Office of Michael A. Younge, Anaheim, CA, for Plaintiff - Appellant Robert Collings Little, Esquire, Attorney, Jeremy E. Shulman, Attorney, Anglin Flewelling Rasmussen Campbell & Trytten, LLP, Pasadena, CA, for Defendant - Appellee
Amany Simmonds appeals the district court's order denying her motion to remand and granting Wells Fargo's motion to dismiss. We dismiss Simmonds's appeal as moot.
Simmonds's complaint claims only that Wells Fargo violated state laws in recording a “Substitution of Trustee” and a “Notice of Default and Election to Sell under a Deed of Trust” against the real property at issue in this appeal, and requests that these recorded documents be voided, canceled and set aside. Because the property was sold on November 29, 2018, the cancellation of the recorded documents would have no effect. Moreover, Simmonds has waived any claim for damages by asserting in her opening brief on appeal that she is seeking only injunctive relief. Accordingly, Simmonds's appeal is moot. See Chafin v. Chafin, 568 U.S. 165, 172, 133 S.Ct. 1017, 185 L.Ed.2d 1 (2013). We decline Simmonds's request to issue an advisory opinion regarding whether the recorded notices met state requirements. See Shell Offshore Inc. v. Greenpeace, Inc., 815 F.3d 623, 628 (9th Cir. 2016).
The copy of this order shall constitute the mandate of this Court.1
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