lis pendens


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lis pendens

(lɪs ˈpɛndɛnz)
n
1. (Law) a suit pending in a court that concerns the title to land
2. (Law) a notice filed to warn interested persons of such a suit
[Latin: pending lawsuit]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lis pendens - a pending lawsuit
action at law, legal action, action - a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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When preparing its report, Attom says it collects data from more than 2,200 counties and incorporates three phases of foreclosure: default, including notice of default and Lis Pendens properties; auction, including notice of trustee sale and notice of foreclosure sale; and real estate owned (REO).
Stanford; Lis Pendens; Lot 6 & W/2 Lot 7 Blk 18 Unit D HAGC Addn Shawneetown.
Coosaw also recorded a lis pendens (a notice that lawsuit has been filed against a piece of land, which offers a warning to potential buyers that the title is in dispute) against a piece of property owned by River City.
The government has a lis pendens on the Delaware property.
On appeal Balsiger argues the district court deprived him of his Sixth Amendment right to retain the counsel of his choice by failing to grant an 18-month continuance and by refusing to order the government to remove a so-called lis pendens on his homea notice to potential buyers that title to the property might be impaired by the outcome of his criminal prosecution.
A title which is under a 'notice of lis pendens' for years, with taxes thereon unpaid as its ownership has remained unsettled with finality, is automatically disqualified.
Parties seeking the dismissal of an action giving rise to lis pendens should take heed of a recent Appeals Court holding, real estate practitioners say.<br />The defendant in the case saw his special motion to dismiss an underlying lis pendens complaint denied by a Superior Court judge, and by statute he could then petition a single Appeals Court justice for interlocutory relief or appeal to a full panel.<br />However, a decision by Chief Justice Mark V.
Without the timely filing of a lis pendens, an action to enjoin or set aside a mortgage foreclosure sale under Minn.
Kashamu, in a statement issued on Saturday, said the suspension coming on the heels of a pending appeal with a motion for an injunction that has been properly entered and served on parties 'is a nullity as it offends the principle of 'lis pendens'.
In 2007, the number of lis pendens filings, the legal notice for starting foreclosure proceedings, stood at around 15,000, more than double the 7,000 filings in 2005.