Tuesday, January 13, 2009

BREAKING NEWS: The Diocese of Virginia officially alerts the court their intent to appeal Judge Randy Bellows' ruling

4 comments:

Oldanglican said...

Hey Diocese of Virginia...build a bridge and GET OVER IT! Property fights don't save the lost. I guess with the episcopal church, it's the blind leading the blind.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, didn't that happen months ago?

BabyBlue said...

The Diocese put out a press release of their intent to appeal BEFORE Judge Bellows issued even his ruling ... Today Bishop Lee's lawyers officially told individual courts of the different counties (not just Fairfax) of their intent and requested the Final Order should not be recorded in the land records, releasing a "Notice of Lis Pendens" until the matter is resolved on appeal. A "Notice of Lis Pendens" has been defined as a "written notice that a lawsuit has been filed concerning real estate, involving either the title to the property or a claimed ownership interest in it. The notice is usually filed in the county land records office. Recording a lis pendens against a piece of property alerts a potential purchaser or lender that the property’s title is in question, which makes the property less attractive to a buyer or lender. After the notice is filed, anyone who nevertheless purchases the land or property described in the notice takes subject to the ultimate decision of the lawsuit."

So they notified their intent in all the different courts - perhaps as many as five different courts - today. They haven't actually filed their appeal yet, which would then have to be accepted by the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of Virginia (which should happen since it's such a high-profile case). Stay tuned.

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Rod said...

I'm not, alas, surprised.