Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Pyle

A void default judgment, obtained without proper service on the defendant, cannot be the foundation of a valid claim of title to property, so the secured lender against whom the default judgment was entered prevails over a bona fide purchaser from the plaintiff. ¬†Following OC Interior Services, LLC v. Nationstar Mortgage, LLC (2017) 7 Cal.App.5th…

People ex rel. Harris v. Aguayo

Trial court properly found defendants liable under the unfair competition law in view of their fraudulent scheme to acquire semi-abandoned properties through a combination of adverse possession and the recordation of wild deeds.¬† Defendants engaged in a fraudulent scheme to acquire semi-abandoned properties by adverse possession and by a variety of scams such as recording…

Walters v. Boosinger

The relevant limitations period on a quiet title claim is governed by underlying basis of the claim; in this case, the gravamen of the quiet title claim was that defendant induced her erstwhile boyfriend to sign title transfer documents while inebriated, so the three-year limitations period applicable to fraud claims applied.¬† Walters’s father, Randy, held…