lis pendens

Definitions of "lis pendens"
  1. A legal notification of an ongoing lawsuit
  2. A formalized written notice of an ongoing lawsuit that involves property, typically filed in the relevant official record office
  3. The court's power and control over property that is part of an ongoing lawsuit
  4. A legal principle stating that anyone who purchases a property interest involved in an ongoing lawsuit does so subject to any final determination of the parties' rights in the lawsuit
How to use "lis pendens" in a sentence
  1. Before purchasing the property, they checked for any lis pendens to avoid potential legal complications.
  2. The court established lis pendens over the property, retaining control while the lawsuit was in progress.
  3. Despite the enticing offer, they decided not to buy the land due to the lis pendens and the potential for future legal disputes.

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