Online Mortgage Registry System


Filed an amicus brief

The Law Center filed a motion for leave to file an amicus brief on behalf of fellow service organizations Community Legal Services, Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network and the Housing Alliance of Philadelphia in connection with a class action complaint against MERSCORP, Inc. and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (MERS).

The Law Center’s amicus brief supports the Plaintiff’s class action complaint against MERSCORP, Inc. and MERS, which alleges that MERS, an online mortgage registry system, operates to circumvent county recording fees for mortgage transfers. As explained in the brief, the MERS system results in the loss of millions of dollars in legally-mandated funding for legal service organizations and affordable housing programs.