Robin held a senior deed of trust. Crowell held a junior lien on the same property. Robin commenced a judicial foreclosure action against the debtor and the property but failed to name and serve Crowell as a defendnat in the suit. Some years after the judicial foreclosure sale, Robin brought this quiet title action against Crowell to “complete” the judicial foreclosure by extinguishing Crowell’s lien on the property. Held, Crowell wins as Robin’s claim is barred by the statute of limitations. Under Civil Code 2911, a lien ceases to be enforceable when the statute of limitations runs on the secured claim. Here, suit on a promissory note is barred after either four or six years. CCP 338; Com. Code 3118. Robin sued Crowell eight years after the accelerated due date of the promissory note. So the statute of limitations barred Robin from seeking to enforce the debtor’s note and from seeking judicial assistance in enforcing the deed of trust. While a much longer statute would eventually bar exercise of the nonjudicial power of sale under the deed of trust, Civ. Code 882.020(a), Robin could not avail himself of that longer period since the deed of trust no longer existed, having been extinguished by the judicial foreclosure sale.