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DAVID KISSI v. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., ET AL.

Appellants, David Kissi and Edith Truvillion (collectively, the “Kissis”), sued appellees, Bank of America, N.A. (“BANA”), Specialized Loan Servicing, LLC (“SLS”), and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (“Chase”)1 for fraud. Appellees moved to dismiss based on the doctrine of res judicata. While that motion was pending, the Kissis filed a motion to transfer the case to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, arguing that said court had jurisdiction pursuant to a “Consent Agreement.”

After a hearing on both motions, the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County denied the motion to transfer and dismissed the claims against BANA, SLS, and Chase, concluding that the doctrine of res judicata barred the suit. The Kissis filed a timely appeal from the decision of the circuit court.

Questions Presented

1. Did the trial court err in dismissing the Kissis’ claim based on res judicata?

2. Did the trial court err in refusing to transfer the case to the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California?

Read the unreported opinion.