race to the courthouse

race to the courthouse
n.
   slang for the rule that the first deed, deed of trust, mortgage, lien or judgment which is recorded with the County Recorder will have priority and prevail over later recordings no matter when the documents were dated.
   See also: deed, judgment, lien, mortgage

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Race to the courthouse — is an informal name given to a form of forum shopping where both parties are allowed to file a lawsuit in a favorable court. See also * Declaratory judgment * Peanut butter and jelly sandwich (an example of race to the courthouse of patent… …   Wikipedia

  • The Dukes of Hazzard (film) — The Dukes of Hazzard Theatrical release poster Directed by Jay Chandrasekhar Pro …   Wikipedia

  • race–notice — race–no·tice / rās ˌnō təs/ adj [race from the notion of two parties rushing to the courthouse in order to be the first to record a claim or interest on the same property]: of, relating to, or being a recording act which stipulates that an… …   Law dictionary

  • The Animatrix — DVD Cover Directed by Wachowski brothers Koji Morimoto Shinichiro Watanabe Mahiro Maeda Peter Chung Andy Jones Yoshiaki Kawaji …   Wikipedia

  • The Carrigrohane Straight — is a straight road segment that stretches for 2 ¾ miles west from the edge of Cork City to Carrigrohane. It is just over 140 years old and in its varied history it has caught the imagination of many.ConstructionThe Carrigrohane Straight was built …   Wikipedia

  • The Real Housewives of New Jersey — Format Reality television Starring Current Teresa Giudice Caroline Manzo Jacqueline Laurita Melissa Gorga (season 3 present) Kathy Wakile (season 3 present) Recurring Kim Granatell (season 2 present) Kim DePaola (season 2 present) …   Wikipedia

  • The Amazing Race Asia 2 — Infobox Television Amazing Race show name = The Amazing Race Asia 2 caption = The Amazing Race Asia logo first aired = 2007 11 22 last aired = 2008 02 14 filming started = July 2007cite web|url=http://www.straitstimes.com/Free/Story/STIStory… …   Wikipedia

  • The Amazing Race Asia 1 — Infobox Television Amazing Race show name = The Amazing Race Asia 1 caption = The Amazing Race Asia logo first aired = 2006 11 09 last aired = 2007 02 01 filming started = late May, 2006 filming ended = late June, 2006 num episodes = 13 countries …   Wikipedia

  • The Trial of R. Kelly — Infobox Boondocks Episode Title = The Trial of R. Kelly Caption = R. Kelly supporter being interviewed. Airdate = November 13, 2005 Season no. = 1 Episode no. = 2 Production no. = 101 Writer = Rodney Barnes Aaron McGruder Director = Anthony Bell… …   Wikipedia

  • The Wire — infobox television bgcolour = #feee8e show name = The Wire caption = The Wire promotional art format = Crime Drama camera = Single camera picture format = 480i SDTV audio format = Dolby Digital 5.1 runtime = approx. 55 min. creator = David Simon… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”