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“Plaintiff now appeals, again arguing that the “Oregon legislature intended the ‘beneficiary’ to be the one for whose benefit the [deed of trust] is given, which is the party who lent the money,” rather than MERS. We agree and hold that the “beneficiary” of a trust deed under the Oregon Trust Deed Act is the person designated in that trust deed as the person to whom the underlying loan repayment obligation is owed. The trust deed in this case designates the lender, GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, Inc., as the party to whom the secured obligation is owed. And, because there is evidence that GreenPoint assigned its beneficial interest in the trust deed but did not record that assignment, the trial court erred
in granting summary judgment in favor of defendants.
Editor’s Note: This decision is even larger than it appears. First, for Oregon it knocks out all MERS foreclosures. How that will be handled retroactively is unknown. But if the foreclosure was wrongful and corrupted title it seems that the only option is to reverse ALL foreclosures that ahd MERS as the beneficiary and where they were the pretender lender acting as though they were creditor.
Second, is the issue of the credit bid which the court obviously was keenly aware of. At the auction everyone must bid cash except the party to whom the money is actually owed AND to whom the house was pledged. MERS fulfills neither of those definitions or descriptions.
Third, it directs the attention of everyone to the enormous title corruption throughout the country in which deeds on foreclosure were issued to entities who merely submitted an oral credit bid and to whom the deed was issued as though that party was in fact the true creditor. In those cases, the foreclosure sale is invalid.
The problem remains that the burden of proof is frequently laid at the doorstep of the borrower who has the least knowledge and the least access to knowledge. But the court takes care of that by saying, that if MERS is involved, then the party must foreclose using judicial process.
And now people who are getting wise to the system are asking a different question in their challenge to the pretender lender: “how did you get that loan.” That means they must show the transaction in which they received the loan in exchange for consideration — something that appears to be impossible unless the banks go so far as to fabricate electronic data transfers for payment processing.
Filed under: bubble, CDO, CORRUPTION, currency, Eviction, foreclosure, GTC | Honor, Investor, Mortgage, securities fraud | Tagged: money trail, pretender lender, waiver of subrogation, wire transfer instructions |