Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley told the state's Register of Deeds Association that she will not sign a multistate settlement with large mortgage servicers that includes a widespread release of liability for claims against the Mortgage Electronic Registry Systems (MERS).Responding to a letter from Massachusetts’s 13 county and eight state-run regional registries, Coakley said her office continues to investigate whether servicers and investors conducted unlawful foreclosures with their reliance on MERS, the system used to track promissory note ownership of the majority of U.S. residential mortgages.

“In the next week, we plan to send civil investigative demands (CID) to Registers in order to gather critical information to our investigation,” Coakley’s letter said.

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