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Citadel Realty, LLC v. Endeavor Capital North, LLC, et al. (Lawyers Weekly No. 11-033-18)

NOTICE:  All slip opinions and orders are subject to formal revision and are superseded by the advance sheets and bound volumes of the Official Reports.  If you find a typographical error or other formal error, please notify the Reporter of Decisions, Supreme Judicial Court, John Adams Courthouse, 1 Pemberton Square, Suite 2500, Boston, MA, 02108-1750; (617) 557-1030; SJCReporter@sjc.state.ma.us   16-P-735                                        Appeals Court   CITADEL REALTY, LLC  vs.  ENDEAVOR CAPITAL NORTH, LLC, & others.[1]     No. 16-P-735.   Suffolk.     November 7, 2017. – March 19, 2018.   Present:  Wolohojian, Massing, & Wendlandt, JJ.     Practice, Civil, Interlocutory appeal, Motion to dismiss, Declaratory proceeding.  Lis Pendens.  Declaratory Relief.  Mortgage, Foreclosure, Discharge.  Notice, Foreclosure of mortgage.  Real Property, Mortgage.       Civil action commenced in the Superior Court Department on January 29, 2016.   A special motion to dismiss was heard by William F. Sullivan, J.     Jonas A. Jacobson for the plaintiff. Scott K. DeMello (Rosemary A. Traini also present) for the defendants.     WENDLANDT, J.  This appeal presents occasion to clarify the scope of this court’s review of an interlocutory order denying a special motion to dismiss brought pursuant to G. L. c. 184, § 15, the lis pendens statute.  Here, the defendants sought to dismiss the entire action, including (1) one claim supporting the memorandum of lis pendens and affecting title, and (2) other claims that were not the basis for the lis pendens.  We hold that our review is limited to those portions of the interlocutory order supporting the memorandum of lis pendens. Citadel Realty, LLC (Citadel), filed a complaint in the Superior Court against the defendants, seeking to void the foreclosure sale of Citadel’s real property in the Dorchester section of Boston (property).  In addition, Citadel sought damages and reformation of the underlying mortgages.  Following the filing of its verified amended complaint, Citadel filed a motion for approval of a memorandum of lis pendens, pursuant to G. L. c. 184, § 15(b), which was allowed.  The defendants filed a motion opposing the approval of the memorandum of lis pendens and seeking to dismiss the complaint, which was, in part, a special motion to dismiss pursuant to G. L. c. 184, § 15(c).  The motion was denied.  The defendants filed the present interlocutory appeal from the denial of their motion to dismiss, purporting to appeal the motion judge’s decision declining to dismiss both the claim supporting the lis pendens and affecting title, and the claims that did not support the lis pendens. Background.  We set forth the facts from the verified pleadings and affidavits that were before the judge.  G. L. c. 184, § 15(c).  In 2011, Mario Lozano approached Endeavor Capital, LLC (Endeavor),[2] seeking a loan in connection with the property.  […]

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - March 19, 2018 at 8:43 pm

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