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MERS Case Filed with Supreme Court

Among the ongoing court cases surrounding the right of Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems' (MERS) to foreclose homes, one case out of California has been elevated to the Supreme Court. A San Diego foreclosure attorney filed a petition with the Supreme Court last week asking for a review of a California appellate court's decision that affirmed MERS' right to foreclose. This is the first case to be elevated to the Supreme Court, according to the attorney for the homeowner.

Among the ongoing court cases surrounding the right of ""Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems'"":http://www.mersinc.org/ (MERS) to foreclose homes, one case out of California has been elevated to the Supreme Court.

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A San Diego foreclosure attorney filed a petition with the Supreme Court last week asking for a review of a California appellate court's decision that affirmed MERS' right to foreclose Jose Gomes' home.

Several homeowners across the country have brought cases against MERS. Some states have ruled in favor of MERS, others against it.

However, this is the first case to be elevated to the Supreme Court, according to Gomes' attorney, Ehud Gersten.

""We always said we would go to the nation's highest court for justice if we had to and that's where we are,"" Gersten stated.

While Gomes' and other cases are still making their way through the courts, MERS has already adjusted its ""policy"":http://www.dsnews.com/articles/mers-bows-out-of-foreclosure-and-bankruptcy-proceedings-2011-07-27 to no longer allow foreclosures to be filed or bankruptcy proceedings to be made in the name of MERs.

About Author: Krista Franks Brock

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Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia.

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