Fannie, Freddie Dodge Real Estate Transfer Tax Suit

Law360, New York (September 26, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT) -- A Tennessee federal judge on Tuesday dismissed all claims brought by a Tennessee county's register of deeds against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over their exemption from real estate transfer taxes, saying the register did not have standing.

District Judge Harry S. Mattice Jr. granted intervenor Richard H. Roberts’ motion to dismiss the Warren County Register of Deeds' case against the Federal National Mortgage Association and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp., saying that Roberts, Tennessee’s commissioner of revenue, had exclusive authority to bring suit regarding a...
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