Pa. Deed Recorders Win Class Cert. In MERS Mortgage Row

Law360, New York (February 12, 2014, 3:31 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge Tuesday granted class certification to deed recorders in Pennsylvania who allege Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. violated state law by failing to properly record mortgage assignments and pay recording fees.

U.S. District Judge J. Curtis Joyner granted lead plaintiff Nancy J. Becker's motion for certification, finding that the deed recorders for 67 Pennsylvania counties allege MERS compromised public records by creating a separate system for members to record mortgage assignments. As a result, they did not record the mortgages in the public...
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