Online Mortgage Registry System


District judge grants class certification to plaintiff

U.S. District Court Judge J. Curtis Joyner granted class certification to the deed recorders in the 67 counties of Pennsylvania for their class action lawsuit against MERS, Inc. and MERSCORP.

Lead plaintiff, Nancy J. Becker, the Recorder of Deeds for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, originally filed her complaint against the MERS “system,” on November 7, 2011 on behalf of herself and all other similarly situated Pennsylvania County Recorders of Deeds. The complaint alleges that the system illegally bypasses the Recorder of Deeds’ office. In addition, the plaintiff seeks for all mortgage transfers to be recorded in public record.

Judge Joyner’s decision to grant class certification allows the class action to proceed against MERS, Inc.