race to the courthouse


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race to the courthouse

n. slang for the rule that the first deed, deed of trust, mortgage, lien or judgment which is recorded with the County Recorder will have priority and prevail over later recordings no matter when the documents were dated. (See: deed, mortgage, lien, judgment)

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Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus, adding, "If they continue to cooperate with us, I would expect that we will not race to the courthouse." That appeasement does not extend, however, to McGahn, and Democrats are suggesting they'll use the new legal powers provided by Tuesday's resolution to go after the former White House counsel in the not too distant future.
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There was a race to the courthouse We needed a resolution quickly," Roth said.
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