lis pendens
lis pendens
A pending lawsuit. Typically a notice of lis pendens is filed of record with the court in which the suit is pending, if the subject matter of the lawsuit involves a dispute as to title to certain real estate. Although the notice of the lis pendens does not create an enforceable lien, it is notice to the public that all who have or claim an interest in the affected property risk having their interest bound by an adverse judgment. (Bernstein's Dictionary of Bankruptcy Terminology)

A dispute which is the subject of ongoing or pending litigation. Oftentimes, a lis pendens can be filed at the Land Registry Office against real property to denote to third parties that another party may have an interest in the property. (Dictionary of Canadian Bankruptcy Terms)

United Glossary of Bankruptcy Terms 2012.

lis pendens
A pending lawsuit. Typically a notice of lis pendens is filed of record with the court in which the suit is pending, if the subject matter of the lawsuit involves a dispute as to title to certain real estate. Although the notice of the lis pendens does not create an enforceable lien, it is notice to the public that all who have or claim an interest in the affected property risk having their interest bound by an adverse judgment.

US Bankruptcy 2012.


Glossary of Bankruptcy.

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