A U.S. District Court judge in Oregon issued a pair of rulings in favor of Merscorp subsidiary Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems (MERS), but it remains unclear how those rulings will impact MERS' appeal of a third case where a second federal judge vacated an Oregon borrower's nonjudicial foreclosure.

Judge Michael Mosman's Aug. 1 decision in Beyer v. Bank of America et al. dismissed a couple's attempts to block the foreclosure of their home and ruled that MERS is a proper beneficiary of the trust deed and authorized to assign it out of the name of MERS and into the name of the servicer.

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