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In Rem

Describing a lawsuit or other action directed at a property rather than a person. That is, one files a lawsuit in rem if there is a dispute over ownership of property and one wishes the court to determine the real owner. In rem actions are most common in disputes involving land.

in rem

Meaning “against the thing.” Lawsuits regarding title to real estate,or claims against real estate, are said to be in rem, so they must be filed in the state and county where the property is located.

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Spinal cord does not play any role in REM sleep regulation : As has been mentioned earlier, the discovery of REM sleep in humans was followed by the identification of this phenomenon in animals (3).
But the in rem filings can include those buildings, as well as buildings that are subject to court appointed 7A administrators or have conditions dangerous to health and safety.
17 of the Wisconsin Code of Civil Procedure expressly recognizes in rem and quasi-in-rem jurisdiction, providing that quasi-in-rem jurisdiction exists whenever a defendant "has or claims an interest actual or contingent" in real or personal property.
19) The Court supported this finding with the fact that Congress incorporated the in rem procedures of the customs laws, which target the property rather than the owner and include procedures for administrative forfeiture actions.
It also will provide for a modified in rem procedure, under which Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) officials can choose to take over a property or not to take it over and sell it instead, depending on its economic viability.
The city's current stock of in rem multifamily, rental housing is so large that it is overwhelming the ability of the city to operate and maintain these properties, and is even preventing it from continuing to vest properties that are not paying their taxes.
The industry has known for some time - and Real Estate Weekly has been reporting - that more and more housing is being taken each year by the city through the in rem process for nonpayment of taxes.
New York City Council Republicans have proposed a sale of city tax liens and an overhaul of the in rem bureaucracy in order to generate an estimated $100 million annually.
Does he wonder (as many of us do) if these developments aren't forerunners of the type of rental housing events the city experienced in prior decades -- 10 to 20 years ago - when the city's in rem takings soared to 10,000-30,000 units?