lis pendens
lis pen·dens /'lis-'pen-ˌdenz/ n [Latin]
1: a pending suit
2: a written notice of a pending suit involving property usu. filed in the appropriate office (as a registry of deeds) – called also notice of pendency;
3 a: the jurisdiction and control of the court over property involved in a pending suit
b: a doctrine under which one purchasing an interest in property involved in a pending suit does so subject to the adjudication of the rights of the parties to the suit

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

lis pendens
noun filed notice, notice of an action, notice of pending suit, notice of right, notice on file

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


lis pendens
n.
(Latin) A pending lawsuit; a doctrine that requires purchasers of property or other people with an interest in property subject to a lawsuit to be bound by the outcome of the litigation.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


lis pendens
(lease pen-denz) (1) Latin for "a suit pending." The term may refer to any pending lawsuit. (2) A written notice that a lawsuit has been filed concerning real estate, involving either the title to the property or a claimed ownership interest in it. The notice is usually filed in the county land records office. Recording a lis pendens alerts a potential purchaser or lender that the propertys title is in question, which makes the property less attractive to a buyer or lender. After the notice is filed, anyone who nevertheless purchases the land or property described in the notice takes it subject to the ultimate decision of the lawsuit.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


lis pendens
n.
1 A court's authority over property resulting from a pending lawsuit.
2 A notice filed in a government office with the title documents pertaining to real property, giving notice to the public that the property is the subject of a litigation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


lis pendens
(Latin: Pending lawsuit.)
A reference to the jurisdiction (or control) that courts obtain over property in a suit awaiting action.
A notice filed in the office of public records that the ownership of real property is the subject of a legal controversy and that anyone who purchases it takes it subject to any claims asserted in the action and thereby its value might be diminished.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


lis pendens
I
[Latin, Pending lawsuit.] A reference to the jurisdiction (or control) that courts obtain over property in a suit awaiting action.
 
A notice filed in the office of public records that the ownership of real property is the subject of a legal controversy and that anyone who purchases it takes it subject to any claims asserted in the action and thereby its value might be diminished.
II A pending lawsuit.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

lis pendens
[lease pen-dense]
n.
   Latin for "a suit pending," a written notice that a lawsuit has been filed which concerns the title to real property or some interest in that real property. The lis pendens (or notice of pending action) is filed with the clerk of the court, certified that it has been filed, and then recorded with the County Recorder. This gives notice to the defendant who owns real estate that there is a claim on the property, and the recording informs the general public (and particularly anyone interested in buying or financing the property) that there is this potential claim against it. The lis pendens must include a legal description of the real property, and the lawsuit must involve the property. Otherwise, if there is a petition to remove the lis pendens from real property not involved in the lawsuit, the plaintiff who originally recorded a false lis pendens will be subject to payment of attorney's fees as a penalty. Example: Joe Plumbob provides work and materials to Smith's home, sues to enforce a mechanic's lien, but records a lis pendens describing three other properties owned by Smith; Plumbob can be penalized by court order.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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