California. In XL Specialty Insurance Company v. Perry, No. 11-2078, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. cannot intervene in in a litigation dispute between former IndyMac Bancorp executives and their insurers. The court ruled the FDIC did not meet the standard for intervention as a matter of right, or the standard for permissive intervention. Connecticut. In RMS Residential Properties, LLC v. Anna M. Miller et al., the Connecticut Supreme Court recently ruled that RMS Residential Properties, LLC, with an assignment from Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., had standing to foreclose after the borrower defaulted, and that MERS was a valid mortgagee at the origination of the loan, as the nominee for the original lender. The court rejected the claim of the defendant, who argued that that MERS, as third party, could not be named as a mortgagee because it was not the original lender or the party secured by the mortgage. The court also rejected the defendants request to declare the MERS mortgage to be void because MERS was not the owner of the debt.