Travis County Recorder Speaks Out Against MERS and the Fifth Circuit Ruling

In Travis County,  a large Texas county with Austin (my alma mater) serving as the county seat, the County Clerk derided a recent MERS-related decision of the notoriously “conservative” (really meaning bank-oligarchy-friendly rather than some more benign definition of fiscal conservatism) U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Harris County v. MERSCorp Incorporated.   The Clerk […]

Dismissals of Lawsuits by Consumers, Employees and for Civil Rights Violations Disparately Impacted by Twombly Iqbal

By Beth: Those attorneys who represent consumers or individuals against corporations will be in the “tell me something I don’t know” category regarding the way the district courts treat the 12(b)(6) motion as the new summary judgment motion.  In other words, post-Iqbal and Twombly, the pleading standards are being used to dismiss the cases of […]

MERS Lacks Legal Authority and Public Accountability

Harvard Amicus Brief on MERS Some of the best quotes, Mortgage servicing companies, banks, courts and government agencies have all expressed astonishment at the extent to which MERS database is inaccurate. (p. 24) “Simply put, ‘MERS is the Wikipedia of land registration systems.’ Culhane v. Aurora Loan Services, 826 F. Supp. 2d 352 (D. Mass. 2011) […]

Sausage Links

  Lots of interesting links before Thanksgiving: The Ferguson Lie — the Grand Jury was Kabuki Theatre at its worst: That the grand jury did not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson was a foregone conclusion.  To those of us who don’t have to look up a study or read a law review article to understand […]