Not sure what your point, or question, is. Since they are sentences in your mortgage, then are by any practical definition "written statements" but there's a reason for the term "written statements" and so it may not be the case......Point is also without seeing the documents it's really impossible, and inappropriate, to give you a firm answer. And MERS may simply be a company that holds mortgages to administer them for the actual lenders, who can change if the loan is assigned...... MERS may also be the loan servicing company.... But where are you going with this?
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If you are looking at this by way of defending a foreclosure, you should know that the Judges in Cook County - and the Appellate Court of Illinois, will accept MERS as a servicer and acknowledge that whatever entity gets an assignment of the Mortgage and Note has standing to bring the foreclosure. Although in states like Ohio and Kansas and New York are much more protective of mortgagors (borrowers) with the assignments of Mortgages, Illinois is not that enlightened.
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I'd just like to add that if you want to do a little light reading on MERS as a party in interest, the information is right on their web site at http://www.mersinc.org/Foreclosures/index.aspx. There's a link on the page to the MERS legal primer, which provides case law on that issue. If you are in foreclosure, I recommend consulting an attorney.