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4                                            DISTRICT COURT
5                                       CLARK COUNTY, NEVADA
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     _________________________,                  )
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8                         Petitioner,            )
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9    vs.                                         )        Case No.
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10                                               )        Dept. No.
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     _______________________                     )
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                           Respondents.          )
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15                      VERIFIED PETITION FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW
      [NOTE: use this form where mediator found one party did not participate in good faith]
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            Petitioner ______________ (hereinafter “Petitioner”), petitions this Court, pursuant to
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     NRS 107 as amended by AB 149 (2009), inclusive, for review of the mediation conducted
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20   pursuant to NRS 107, as amended by AB 149 (2009), and Nevada Supreme Court Foreclosure

21   Mediation Rule 5(6)(e) for sanctions.
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                                             JURISDICTION
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            1.       NRS 107, as amended by AB 149 (2009), Nevada Supreme Court Foreclosure
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26   Mediation Rule 5(6)(e), NRS 30.040 and NRS 33.010 vests this Court with jurisdiction over the

27   instant case.
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1                                                     II.
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            2.      Petitioner is a mortgagor of owner-occupied residential property at
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     ____________________ at all times relevant herein, was a resident of ____________ County,
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6    Nevada OR is the beneficiary of a deed of trust on owner-occupied residential property at

7    ____________________.
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            3.      Upon information and belief, Respondent, __________________________ is the
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     beneficiary of a deed of trust on owner-occupied residential property at ____________________
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     OR is a mortgagor of owner-occupied residential property at ____________________ at all
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12   times relevant herein, was a resident of ____________ County, Nevada.

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                            STATUTORY AND REGULATORY SCHEME
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            A.      NRS 107
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17          4.      NRS 107 as amended by AB 149, Section 1 (2009) establishes certain restrictions

18   on the trustee’s power of sale with respect to owner-occupied housing by providing a grantor of a
19   deed of trust or the person who holds the title of record the right to request mediation under
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     which he may seek a loan modification.
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            5.      Once mediation is requested, no further action may be taken to exercise the power
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23   of sale until the completion of the mediation.

24          6.      If any party fails to attend the mediation, fails to participate in the mediation in
25   good faith or does not bring to the mediation each document required by the act or does not have
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     the authority or access to a person with the authority required the act, the mediator may
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     recommend sanctions.
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1           7.      The Court may issue an order imposing such sanctions against anyparty to the
2    mediation proceedings as the court determines appropriate, including, without limitation,
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     requiring a loan modification in the manner determined proper by the court
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            8.      Under NRS 107.080(5)(a) the trustee or other person authorized to make a
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6    foreclosure sale must substantially comply with that section. The requirements of that section

7    include AB 149, Section 1 (effective July 1, 2009) and AB 140, Sections 6.7 and 7 (effective
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     October 1, 2009).
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            B.      Nevada Supreme Court Foreclosure Mediation Rules
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            9.      On June 30, 2009, the Nevada Supreme Court entered an Order Adopting
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12   Foreclosure Mediation Rules these rules were amended on September 22, 2009.

13          10.     Rule 5(6)(e) states that “a party to the mediation” may file a “petition for judicial
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     review” in district court seeking a determination of bad faith participation and sanctions.
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16                                                   IV.

17                                      STATEMENT OF FACTS
18          11.     Petitioner is the grantor or the person who holds the title of record for the property
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     at ____________________________________________________________________________
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     OR is the beneficiary of a deed of trust on owner-occupied residential property at
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22   ____________________.

23          12.     Petitioner (OR Respondents) occupies and resides at the property at
24   __________________________ as his/her primary residence.
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            13.     Petitioner received a notice of default and election to sell the property at
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     _____________________________________ pursuant to NRS 107.080 from the respondents
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1    _____________________________________ pursuant to NRS 107.080 on the respondents
2    which was recorded.
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            14.     Petitioner has not surrendered the property at __________________________
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            15.     Petitioner has not filed a petition in bankruptcy OR Petitioner has filed a petition
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6    in bankruptcy but the Bankruptcy Court has entered an order closing or dismissing the case or

7    granting relief from the automatic stay of the foreclosure.
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            16.     Petitioner filed an election of mediation pursuant to NRS 107 as amended by AB
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     149, Section 1 (2009) and Nevada Supreme Court Foreclosure Mediation Rule 5(4)(a) on
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     _______________________________.
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12          17.     The Respondents

13                  ___     failed to attend the mediation scheduled for ________________________
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                    ___     failed to participate in the mediation in good faith in that _____________
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     ______________________________________________________________________________
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17   ______________________________________________________________________________

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19                  ___     did not bring to the mediation following document(s) required by NRS
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     107 as amended by AB 149, Section 1, subsection 4 (2009) ______________________________
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     ______________________________________________________________________________
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23   ______________________________________________________________________________

24                  ___     did not have the authority or access to a person with the authority required
25   by NRS 107 as amended by AB 149, Section 1, subsection 4 (2009).
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                    ___     did not exchange information with the Respondent 7 days in advance as
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     required under Nevada Supreme Court Foreclosure Mediation Rule 7 as follows _____________
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1    ______________________________________________________________________________
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                    ___     other _______________________________________________________
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     ______________________________________________________________________________
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6    ______________________________________________________________________________

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            18.     The Mediator prepared and submitted to the Mediation Administrator a
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9    recommendation concerning the imposition of sanctions against the beneficiary of the deed of

10   trust or his representative on ___________________________.
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            19.     The mediator concluded that the Respondents failed to participate in the
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     mediation in good faith and recommended sanctions as follows (List any findings of the mediator
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     re failure to (a) appear (b)produce documents, (c) have authority to settle or (4) to mediate in
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15   good faith, etc plus any recommendations re sanctions):
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     ______________________________________________________________________________
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     ______________________________________________________________________________
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22          20.     Respondents failed to participate in the mediation in good faith as follows: (List
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     facts to show either failure to (a) appear (b)produce documents, (c) have authority to settle or (4)
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     to mediate in good faith, etc, which were not specifically found by the mediator. Add facts
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26   showing failure to follow NRS 107.080 or AB 140):

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1    ______________________________________________________________________________
2    ______________________________________________________________________________
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     ______________________________________________________________________________
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            21.     A foreclosure sale cannot go forward under NRS 107 as amended by AB 149,
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6    Section 1, subsection 4 (2009) because the Mediation Administrator has not provided to the

7    trustee a certificate that the mediation required by this section has been completed.
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                                                     V.
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                                          CLAIM FOR RELIEF
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            22.     Petitioner hereby incorporates by reference the allegations of paragraph nos. 1
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     through 26 as though fully set forth herein.
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            23.     Respondents’ conduct (List facts to show either failure to (a) appear (b)produce
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15   documents, (c) have authority to settle or (4) to mediate in good faith, etc, which were not

16   specifically found by the mediator.) in
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     _______________________________________________________________________
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     ______________________________________________________________________________
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     ______________________________________________________________________________
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     ______________________________________________________________________________
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27   constitutes bad faith or failure to comply with statutory requirements justifying the imposition of
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1    sanctions pursuant to NRS 107 as amended by AB 149 (2009), inclusive, and Nevada Supreme
2    Court Foreclosure Mediation Rule 5(6)(e),
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            24.      As a result of Respondents’ conduct, sanctions (sanctions may include any
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     sanctions available under NRS Chapter 107, and the Nevada Rules of Civil Procedure, including
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6    but not limited to a loan modification in a manner to be determined by the Court, monetary

7    sanctions, the assessment of fees and costs, and/or such other relief deemed appropriate by the
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     Court after considering the evidence presented by the parties) are appropriate as follows:
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17          25.      A loan medication under the following terms would be appropriate ____________

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                     WHEREFORE, Petitioner respectfully prays for the following relief:
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23          1. For the Court to accept jurisdiction over this matter.

24          2. For the Court to review the record and to hold a hearing to determine the
25                appropriateness of imposing sanctions against the Respondents pursuant to NRS 107
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                  as amended by AB 149, Section 1 (2009).
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1       3. After review, to affirm by order the recommendation of the Mediator to impose
2           sanctions.
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        4. For the Court to declare that
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                ___ Respondents’conduct violated its responsibilities under NRS 107 as amended
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6       by AB 149, Section 1 (2009).

7               ___ Respondents did not substantially comply with NRS 107.080, as amended by
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     AB 149, Section 1 (effective July 1,2009) and AB 140, Sections 6.7 and 7 (effective October
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     1,2009).
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                ___ Respondents did not act in good faith as required by NRS 107.080, as
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12   amended by AB 149.

13      5. For the Court to impose sanctions, as the Court sees proper pursuant to NRS 107 as
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            amended by AB 149, Section 1 (2009) including without limitation:
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                ___ Modification of the terms of the loan as follows:______________________
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18              ___ Fines against the Respondents
19              ___ An order that the Respondents pay the Petitioners costs and Attorneys fees
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                ___ An order that the case be remanded to the Mediation Administrator for a new
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     mediation between the Respondents and the Petitioner
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23              ___ Such other sanctions as the Court deems proper

24      6. For such other and further relief as this Court deems to be just, equitable and proper
25          in the premises.
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                DATED this ____ day of ___________________________.
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                                       Respectfully submitted:
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3                                          Print Name:________________________
                                           Address:___________________________
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                                             VERIFICATION
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9    I, _______________________________, am the Petitoner in the above-entitled action; that I
     have read the foregoing document and am competent to testify that the contents are true of my
10   own knowledge except for those matters stated therein on information and belief; and, as to those
     matters, I believe them to be true.
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12   _______________________               __________________________________
     Date                                        Signature of Petitioner
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                                                  ______________________________
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                                                  Print Name of Petitioner
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16   Pursuant to NRS 53.045:
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     "I declare under penalty of perjury under the law of the State of Nevada that the
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19   Executed on _____________, 20____
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     ______________________________
21   Signature
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