- A legal notification of an ongoing lawsuit
- A formalized written notice of an ongoing lawsuit that involves property, typically filed in the relevant official record office
- The court's power and control over property that is part of an ongoing lawsuit
- 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
- Before purchasing the property, they checked for any lis pendens to avoid potential legal complications.
- The court established lis pendens over the property, retaining control while the lawsuit was in progress.
- Despite the enticing offer, they decided not to buy the land due to the lis pendens and the potential for future legal disputes.