Posted by I.R. on October 22, 2003 at 10:26:23:
Tom is right, and most/all(?) states’ Lis Pendens statutes have time limits during which, following Lis Pendens’ filing, a lawsuit must be filed on whatever that “pending litigation” is about.
Any reader would learn a great deal by going to his courthouse/recorder’s office and finding and reading some of the filed Lis Pendens notices. They’re all public records and with today’s PC setups in many recorders’ offices, it just takes a few minutes to find the Lis Pendens on file, then look at two or three in detail, printing what you might want to keep for future reference.