Fla. Court Says Town's Liens Stand Despite Foreclosure Suit

By Carolina Bolado (August 26, 2016, 9:35 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court has ruled that liens on a property recorded after the notice that a foreclosure suit had been filed are not extinguished by the foreclosure process, in a win for municipalities around the state dealing with unoccupied "zombie homes."

Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal Wednesday affirmed a trial court's summary judgment ruling in favor of the city of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea that said municipal liens that are filed after a lis pendens and are usually wiped out in a foreclosure action are not extinguished if the city records its liens after final judgment and before the foreclosure sale....

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