slander of title


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slander of title

See defamation of title.

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Defendants have alleged that filing a notice of pendency under improper circumstances constitutes "slander of title," i.e., a communication falsely casting doubt on the validity of a complainant's title, reasonably calculated to cause harm, resulting in special damages.
However, it is undisputed that "a notice of pendency does not give rise to a cause of action sounding in slander of title." (5) Because a notice of pendency is an "undeniably true statement," the first element of a slander of title claim cannot be satisfied; the notice merely states that an action is pending concerning the property.
Janet Louise Searles, Ruth Marie Henderson and all parties claiming right, title, lien or interest in property described in complaint: Plaintiff alleges slander of title. Suit seeks declaratory judgment, quiet title to property, injunctive relief and $10,000.
A lien claimant who with malice files a lien upon property knowing that the claim for which the lien is sought is false and which results in damages to the owner can be liable to the owner for slander of title. Malice under Alabama law for purposes of an action for slander of title cannot be found if the lien claimant filed the lien against the property in good faith or had probable cause to believe the truth of its claim.
FBW is suing for slander of title and abuse of process and is seeking an unspecified amount of damages.
While the buyer had little to lose other than its own expense of litigation, the seller was burdened with the risk of the downturn of the market, the costs of litigation, the carrying costs of the property including substantial real estate taxes, and was left only with the prospect of obtaining a judgment for real estate taxes, attorneys' fees, costs, and possibly slander of title or malicious prosecution, which would be wholly uncollectible unless the seller was able to pierce the corporate veil.
Because a specific performance action can cause serious damage to the seller that often may not be remedied through either a slander of title or malicious prosecution suit, particularly when the plaintiff/buyer is insolvent and, thus, has even greater leverage, legislative action is necessary to protect sellers.
Janet Louise Searles, Ruth Marie Henderson and all persons or parties unknown, claiming any right, title, lien or interest in the property described in the complaint: Plaintiff alleges slander of title. Suit seeks $10,000, declaratory judgment, to quiet title to property, injunctive relief.
Gray is seeking an unspecified amount of damages for breach of contract, misrepresentation and slander of title.
Plaintiff alleges defendant's actions resulted in slander of title. Suit seeks to remove cloud from title; $100,000 damages.