Judgment Liens

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Can an Unsigned Minute Entry Create a Judgment Lien?

It appears that 2014 was a banner year for Arizona law on judgment liens. Indeed, we recently posted about the Lewis v. DeBord decision, which invalidates judgment liens vis-à-vis third-party purchasers if the judgment...more

It just got a little bit harder to enforce judgment liens

Introduction - As everyone knows, the enactment of the Statute of Westminster II in 1285 ushered the concept of a “judgment lien” into English law. The statute – for the first time in English legal history –...more

Points & Authorities - Fall 2014

In This Issue: - Legal Considerations for Web Based Start-Ups - California’s Water Anxiety Prompts Landmark Groundwater Legislation - Points from the President - Factor Beware: A Judgment Lien...more

Creditors Beware: Married Couples Claiming Homestead Protection on Two Residences May Avoid a Forced Sale

Florida’s homestead exemption protects a married couple’s primary residence from forced sale to satisfy a judgment lien, but what happens when spouses retain two properties as their individual primary residences, claiming...more

3 Reasons Why Florida Property Owners Need Title Insurance

If you’ve never purchased a home or other property before, the learning curve can seem overwhelmingly steep. There are forms to sign, authorizations to give, and a seemingly never ending list of questions to answer. Florida...more

Satisfaction of Judgments

In previous posts, we have given an overview of judgment liens, including what must be included in the underlying judgment, and have described how to obtain judgment liens on real property and personal property. If a creditor...more

Change in Illinois Code of Civil Procedure Results in Strict Payment Deadlines for Settling Defendants

On August 26, 2013, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn approved a legislative measure designed to hold settling defendants’ feet to the fire in making timely settlement payments in those cases alleging personal injury, property...more

How To Get Paid When There Are Insufficient Funds In A Receivership

QUESTION: Because there were not enough funds in the receivership estate, the court has ordered the plaintiff to pay my outstanding fees. The plaintiff, however, has refused to pay me. What can I do to get paid?...more

Securing Multiple Loans With a Single Deed Of Trust Does Not Affect Lien Priority in Foreclosure - Priority of Each Secured Loan...

The California Court of Appeal (Second District) recently determined that the lien priority of multiple loans secured by a single deed of trust must be determined separately for each individual loan. As a result, secured...more

Appellate Notes: Recent Decisions of the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts - January 2013

In This Issue: -AC31211 - Aguinaldo v. Warner -AC33771 - Thompson Gardens West Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Masto -AC33850 - Unifund CCR Partners v. Schaeppi -AC33400 - Samnard Associates, LLC...more

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