Nos. 13-1443, 13-1794.

735 F.3d 730 (2013)

UNION COUNTY, ILLINOIS, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. MERSCORP, INC., et al., Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided November 14, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sean Matt , Attorney, Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Seattle, WA, Paul T. Slocomb , Attorney, Blunt Slocomb, St. Louis, MO, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.

Romeo S. Quinto, Jr. , Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Lucia Nale , Attorney, Mayer Brown LLP, Phillip R. Perdew , Attorney, Locke Lord LLP, Jonathan M. Cyrluk , Attorney, Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP, Chicago, IL, Rebecca R. Jackson , Attorney, Douglas W. King , Attorney, Bryan Cave LLP, St. Louis, MO, Joseph F. Yenouskas , Attorney, Goodwin Procter, Washington, DC, Allyson Newton Ho , Attorney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Dallas, TX, Erin R. McClernon , Attorney, Kutak Rock, Kansas City, MO, Gregory J. Marshall , Attorney, Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix, AZ, Daniel R. Warren , Attorney, Baker & Hostetler, Cleveland, OH, Michael H. Carpenter , Attorney, Carpenter Lipps & Leland LLP, Columbus, OH, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before BAUER, POSNER, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

POSNER, Circuit Judge.

The plaintiffs, an Illinois county and several of its officials, filed a class action suit in an Illinois state court on behalf of all the counties in the state against the mortgage services company MERSCORP Holdings, Inc., and a number of banks that do business with it. The suit alleges that MERSCORP is violating an Illinois statute that, the counties (as we'll call the plaintiffs) contend, requires every mortgage on real property in Illinois...

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