Saturday, February 4, 2012

AG Eric Schneiderman has filed suit against several of the nation’s largest banks,

AG Eric Schneiderman has filed suit against several of the nation’s largest banks, charging that the creation and use of a private national Mortgage Electronic Registry System has resulted in “a wide range of deceptive and fraudulent foreclosure filings in New York state and federal courts, harming homeowners and undermining the integrity of the judicial foreclosure process.”

In broad terms, the suit alleges that the banks used MERS as a front for millions of home loans that made it easy to securitize the living daylights out of those mortgages. The AG further alleges that MERS has fraudulently identified itself as the plaintiff in foreclosure actions although it lacks the documentation to claim ownership of the loans in question.

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