Supreme Court Declines to Review MERS ChallengeSubmitted by bobbyw24 on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 08:32
The United States Supreme Court has denied a writ of certiorari in a case involving MERS, refusing to reconsider a California court ruling, which upheld MERS’ right to initiate foreclosures.
The Supreme Court of the State of California previously refused to review the case, leading San Diego foreclosure attorney Ehud Gersten to elevate his client’s case to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“It is disappointing,” Gersten told DSNews.com Wednesday. However, Gersten noted that the odds the case would be heard were very slim. Only about 3 percent of cases submitted are granted review by the Supreme Court, he said.
Still, he had hoped the Supreme Court would make a national ruling, ending the state-by-state discrepancies in MERS cases. “One of the things that’s disappointing about it is that it would be nice to have a decision for the entire country,” Gersten said.