lis pendens(redirected from Lis Pend)
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2. Public announcement of a pending lawsuit.
The term is Latin for "suit pending."
A document recorded in the real estate records, putting all people on notice that a lawsuit has been filed that will affect title to the described property. If someone buys the property after the filing of the lis pendens notice, then that person takes it subject to any claims that might prove successful in the lawsuit.