Bona Fide Purchasers
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
OC Interior Services v. Nationstar Mortgage
Plaintiff purchased real property knowing about a recorded default judgment in the chain of title that vacated the lien interest of defendant's deed of trust. The default judgment was later adjudicated as void due to lack of service of process. The trial court's judgment, that plaintiff was a bona fide purchaser for value that took title to the property free of defendant's lien, was reversed because the void default judgment was a nullity for all purposes, including as against a purported bona fide purchaser for value.
Cal.App. 4th Dist., Div. 1 (D070680) 1/31/17