On Thursday, June 23, 2011, a Circuit Court Judge in Columbia County, Oregon, handed down a decision in an eviction case siding with the borrower following a non-judicial foreclosure involving and MERS mortgage. Judge Jenefer Stenzel Grant expressly cited the decision in Hooker v. Northwest Trustee Services in her decision. The case is:
U.S. Bank, N.A. v. Flynn, Case No. 11-8011
Although the decision does not have any precedential value or binding authority, it seems to reflect that the reasoning of the Federal Court in the Hooker case is now being embraced by at least one Oregon State Judge on the Circuit Court.
A new leak in the MERS Dike in Oregon has appeared!