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17 April 2017), mortgage banks in Delaware should ensure that they clearly record the cession of mortgage credit and incorporate the underlying borrower's note for cession.
The Bank of New York Mellon (the Bank) filed a lawsuit against J.M. Shrewsbury and Kathy Shrewsbury in Shrewsbury. By May 2007, Shrewsbury entered into a debt obligation in favour of Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. and at the same time provided a mortgage to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. Shrewsbury suspended payment on the borrower's note in July 2010 and Registration Systems transferred the mortgage to the bank in June 2011.
Bank submitted a mortgage fortress action to the Supreme Court and in their reply to the appeal the Shrewsburys reasoned that the bank had to prove that it was holding the borrower's note to be successful with the mortgage fortress demand (in complement to the mortgage). Shrewsbury' s arguments were dismissed by the Higher Court, which issued an expedited procedure in favour of the bank and found that the bank only had to show a genuine transfer of the mortgage.
The Bank did not provide a copy of the Schuldschein in the Supreme Courts procedure, nor did the Bank allege that it was the bearer or the enforcement agent of the Schuldschein. The Delaware Supreme Jurisdiction on appeals quoted a long Delaware case jurisprudence in which the Delaware Supreme Jurisdiction found that the "underlying fault or liability is material to the executability of a mortgage.
" Also, the Tribunal based itself on the case of Carpenter v. Longan, 83 U.S. 271 (1872), in which it was found that a "note and a mortgage are indivisible; the first is indispensable, the second is an event. A transfer of the grade bears the mortgage with it, while a transfer of the latter alone is a void.
" It stressed that there was a factual issue as to whether the bank was authorised to impose the obligation attached to the IOU. It overturned the Superior Courts ruling and dismissed the case for further review. On a notable disagreement, Chief Justice Strine defiantly opposed the prevailing view by invoking Section 5061 of the Delaware Code, Section 10, and declaring that the Delaware Code permits enforcement by the mortgage owner and does not demand that a mortgage creditor also show that he is holding the IOU.
Strine Justice stated that legal demands should not be enforced by the justice system and that the view of the overwhelming majority could make the case for forced auctions of mortgages more complicated. Forced auction lenders should incorporate the wording in a forced auction action relating to the commitment on which it is based and making it clear that the commitment is due to the forced auction creditor.
Lenders who auctioned by force should enclose the borrower's note as well as all transfers thereof as items of the action for forced sale. Mortgage lenders should make sure that, when acquiring a mortgage credit by assigning it, all the liabilities attaching to the mortgage (i.e. the borrower's note) are clearly incorporated into the cession.