Lis Pendens California

A Due Process Analysis of California Lis Pendens

In California, the lis pendens, though it serves the useful purpose of notifying potential purchasers of property of pending lawsuits, is subject to serious abuse. A lis pendens effectively prevents alienation of the property until the judgment in the underlying action has become final.  For this reason, lis pendens is susceptible to abuse by parties who assert meritless claims to Read more…

Law Offices of Anthony C. Duffy

Anti-SLAPP Law

Short for strategic lawsuits against public participation, SLAPPs have become an all-too-common tool for intimidating and silencing critics of businesses, often for environmental and local land development issues. An “anti-SLAPP” law is meant to provide a remedy from SLAPP suits. Under most such statutes, the person sued makes a motion Read more…