On a number of occasions, we have mentioned or discussed Professor Christoper Peterson's several law journal arguments containing excellent explanation and analysis of MERS. These are NOT new. But in seeking to find a link to recommend to a reporter, I realized that we really do NOT have a clean discussion thread on Professor Peterson.
I thought it might be useful to have links to these excellent articles readily available for discovery (or rediscovery) through use of the MS Fraud Forum search facility:
"Two Faces: Demystifying the Mortgage Electronic Registration System's Land Title Theory", by Christopher Lewis Peterson (September 19, 2010)
"Foreclosure, Subprime Mortgage Lending, and the Mortgage Electronic Registration System", by Christopher Lewis Peterson, University of Cincinnati Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 4, 2010
"Predatory Structured Finance", by Christopher Lewis Peterson, Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 28, No. 5, 2007
If your litigation has an MERS dimension, it would be a good idea to read these articles, particularly the first two.