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Written by Caroline Fowler, Clarisa Sudarma, Ryan Griffith, and Amanda Carnero
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City of Fontana v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (Apr. 7, 2022, E075481, E076228) (nonpub. opn.), 2022 WL 1043647, filed April 7, 2022
In a receivership initiated to abate a public nuisance, the public agency petitioner can strip liens to close escrow on the property and then have their fees paid ahead of other recorded interests, despite the general rule of first in time first in right; also, the subordination of a bank’s lien does not constitute a taking.