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To place a document in the public records. All such documents are time and date stamped when received;this is important because the priority of deeds and of liens is usually on a race-to-thecourthouse,first-to-file basis.In many states,if a judgment is recorded against a seller only minutes before a deed to the buyer is recorded, then the buyer's new property is subject to the lien, which must be paid or the judgment creditor may execute and take the property and sell it for satisfaction of the debt.

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I prefer to put a cleaning jag on the rod, with the jag's point filed off.
As the players filed off the ice to their respective locker rooms, Canada coach Laura Schuler - who had been exasperated with the officials' call of interference against Sarah Nurse on that third penalty - summoned the officials to the bench to chat before they left the ice.
The identification number was filed off, but an expert reconstructed it and traced it to a shopkeeper in Derby, who said he sold the bike to former soldier Ronald Light, 34, sent home from the front line with hearing loss and shell shock.
The pistol's serial numbers were filed off and the gunman had no permit to purchase weapons, authorities have said.
Police said the weapon was a Glock 17 handgun which had had its serial number illegally filed off and there were indications the gunman had been in psychiatric care and treated for depression.
Police said the weapon was a Glock 17 handgun which had its serial number illegally filed off and there were indications the gunman had been in psychiatric care and treated for depression.
For example, continuation applications can be filed off of pending reissue applications, which can provide additional opportunities for obtaining valuable patent claims.
A huge midweek following filed off an armada of coaches and McClaren paid them the compliment of a near full-strength side.
That sizzling slap shot triggered a range of emotions among the beaten Bostonians as they filed off the ice at TD Garden.