MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. v. CARLTON J. DITTO, ET. AL. - Articles

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Posted by: Tanja Trezise on Jan 2, 2014

Court: TN Court of Appeals

Attorneys 1:

Caroline B. Stefaniak, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and JoAnn T. Sandifer, St. Louis, Missouri, for the appellant, Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc.

Attorneys 2:

Carlton J. Ditto, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Pro Se.

Rheubin Taylor and James C. Davey, Chattanooga, Tennessee, for the appellee, Hamilton County f/u/b State of Tennessee.

Judge(s): MCCLARTY

This appeal involves the purchase of property at a tax sale. MERS filed suit against Purchaser to invalidate his purchase of property because it had not received notice of the sale even though it was listed as a beneficiary or nominee on the deed of trust. Purchaser claimed that MERS was not entitled to notice because MERS did not have an interest in the property. Purchaser also alleged that MERS failed to properly commence its lawsuit because it did not remit the proper funds pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated section 67-5-2504(c). The trial court refused to set aside the tax sale, holding that the applicable notice requirements were met and that Purchaser was the holder of legal title to the property. MERS appeals. We affirm the decision of the trial court.

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