Administrative History

An 1823 law, incorporated in the Revised Statutes of 1829, required the complainant in a Chancery suit to file a notice of the pending suit (usually called "lis pendens") if title to real property might be affected by the determination of the suit. The notice was filled in the office of the county clerk in the county where the lands were located. Filing of such a notice was constructive notice to a prospective purchaser of the real property.