Articles From Gregory A. Thorpe

Equitable subrogation—Mechanics’ Lien Priority By Gregory A. Thorpe & Jeannie Ridings Real Estate Law, August 2006 Recently, in Lamb Excavation, Inc. v. Chase Manhattan Mortgage Corporation, the Arizona Court of Appeals decided that a refinancing lender may successfully assert the doctrine of equitable subrogation over the claims of mechanics’ lien claimants to obtain lien priority over the lien claimants.
When is a sale-leaseback an equitable mortgage? By Gregory A. Thorpe & John C. Murray Real Estate Law, March 2005 When two sets of sophisticated real estate investors represented by experienced counsel say something is a duck-and it quacks and swims with its webbed feet-is it a duck?
Recent cases on indemnity and insurance provisions in construction contracts By Gregory A. Thorpe Real Estate Law, August 2000 Most general contracts and subcontracts for construction require the contractor to provide indemnities or insurance, or both.
Mortgagors purchasing from foreclosing lenders get green light to stop junior lien holders By Gregory A. Thorpe Real Estate Law, March 1999 The Illinois Appellate Court recently decided the case of BCGS, L.L.C., Assignee of Residential Financial Corporation v. Jaster, 299 Ill. App. 3d 208, 700 N.E. 2d 1075, 233 Ill. Dec. 367 (2d Dist. 1998).

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