This week, the Southern District of Florida extinguished a lis pendens on two properties the plaintiff had asserted claims over for the previous two years. In doing so, the court agreed with SFL’s arguments that the plaintiff’s lis pendens had expired by operation of law, that the court lacked jurisdiction to extend the lis pendens, and that even if the Court had jurisdiction, there was no good cause to extend the lis pendens. SFL partners Chad Purdie and David Levine represent one of the defendants in this federal court action in which the plaintiff is asserting claims under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) for alleged fraudulent transfers. The Court’s ruling is a major victory for SFL’s client who sought to remove the lis pendens that had improperly encumbered his real property.
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