Editor: David Reiss
Brooklyn Law School

August 30, 2013

Alabama Court Holds That MERS’ Assignment to Current Servicer of the Mortgage Loan was Valid

By Ebube Okoli

The Alabama court in Mortensen v. MERS et al, S.D. Ala. No. CV10-234-S (2010) after considering both arguments, granted summary judgment to MERS as well as all defendants.

The court found that the borrower, from his own volition, knowingly and willingly gave a mortgage interest in the property to MERS. The court also found that the mortgage in this case expressly stated that MERS was the mortgagee under the security instrument.

Accordingly, the court held that the MERS’ assignment to the current servicer of the mortgage loan was valid and assigned all MERS’ interest in the mortgage to the servicer.

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