Three major banks and Virginia-based MERSCORP, Inc. and its subsidiary MortgageundefinedMERS) were sued Friday by the state of New York.  The suit, filed by the state’s Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman, charges that the creation and use of a privately national electronic registration system, MERS, “has resulted in a wide range of deceptive and fraudulent foreclosure filings in New York state and federal courts, harming homeowners and undermining the integrity of the judicial foreclosure process.”  Further, the lawsuit charges that the employees and agents of the three banks, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo, acting as “MERS certifying officers,” have repeatedly submitted court documents containing false and misleading information that made it appear that the foreclosing party had the authority to bring a case when in fact it may not have.  The suit also names additional defendants for some of the charges including loan servicing subsidiaries of the three banks.