Cited: Holder of Note & Mortgage Had Standing to Seek Relief
Consumer Bankruptcy News Dec 22, 2011 vol. 22, issue 4
The holder of a note and mortgage has standing to bring a motion to lift stay. Capital One Bank received an assignment from Mortgage Electronic registration system (MERS) was able to overcome an objection to the lift stay motion by a chapter 7 trustee. The court in essence determined that whether Capital One Bank would ultimately prevail in a state court foreclosure, is an issue for state court determination. However in 11 usc 362(d) the MERS possession of the note and mortgage in the assignment is enough to establish standing for Capital One to pursue a lift stay motion.