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1st Cir. Rejects Borrowers’ Attempt to Void Loan Using Massachusetts’s ‘Obsolete Mortgage’ Statute
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit recently affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit by borrowers seeking to enjoin a mortgage foreclosure

New York Federal Court Dismisses Mortgagee’s Complaint and Holds Citizenship of Nominal Defendant MERS Cannot Be Controlling for Diversity Jurisdiction Purposes
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2017

In an action filed by plaintiff mortgagee in federal court purportedly under diversity jurisdiction, the United States District Court for the

Illinois App. Court (3rd Dist) Upholds Dismissal of Qui Tam Action Against MERS
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2017

The Appellate Court of Illinois, Third District, recently affirmed a trial court’s dismissal of a qui tam action brought by a private attorney under

State Statutes Requiring MERS To Pay Higher Recording Fees Declared Constitutional
  • Murtha Cullina LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2016

On February 23, 2016, in the case of MERSCORP Holdings, Inc. et al. v. Dannel P. Malloy et al., the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the

Tennessee Supreme Court Refuses to Set Aside Tax Sale Despite No Notice to MERS
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2016

The Supreme Court of Tennessee recently affirmed judgment on the pleadings in favor of a tax sale purchaser, holding that although a party challenging

Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of MERS Recording Statute
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2016

In a recently issued opinion, the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a recording statute specifically targeted by the

Connecticut Supreme Court affirms judgment of trial court; rules in favor of legislature’s right to triple mortgage recording fees for MERS
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • February 12 2016

Recently, the Connecticut Supreme Court affirmed a trial court’s judgment upholding the Connecticut legislature’s right to impose increased mortgage

No Automatic Certification For Robosigning Class
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • January 12 2016

In this multidistrict litigation, plaintiffs sought certification of two classes of Arizona property owners challenging the operation of the Mortgage

Important New Tennessee MERS Opinion Issued
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • December 18 2015

On an issue of first impression, the Tennessee Supreme Court held on December 12, 2015, that MERS does not have a property interest that is protected

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds MERS’ authority to assign mortgages
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2015

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals recently handed Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS) another victory against challenges to MERS'