New York Supreme Court Holds that County Clerks Have a Statutory Duty to Record and Index Mortgages

Posted by & filed under 2002, Downstream litigation, New York.

In Merscorp, Inc. v. Romaine, 861 N.E.2d 8 (NY S. Ct., 2002), court had to decide whether the Suffolk County Clerk  was compelled to record and index mortgages, assignments of mortgage and discharges of mortgage, which name MERS as the lender’s nominee or mortgagee of record. The court held that the clerk does have a statutory… Read more »