Two Michigan registers of deeds have filed a class action lawsuit against Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS) for allegedly not paying proper county and state transfer taxes.

Curtis Hertel, register of deeds in Ingham County and Nancy Hutchings, the register of deeds in Branch County, claim in a lawsuit filed in the 30th Circuit Court in Ingham County Tuesday morning that MERS – along with several of the nation's largest banks and their foreclosure attorneys – violated statutory requirements imposed by the County and State Real Estate Transfer Act.

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