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Land Associates, Inc. v. Becker

Supreme Court of Oregon
656 P.2d 927 (1982)


Land Associates, Inc. (Land Associates) (plaintiff) sold real property to Becker (defendant). The property was subject to other junior liens. Land Associates commenced a foreclosure action against Becker, seeking a judicial sale. Land Associates named the junior lienholders as defendants. After the suit was filed, three additional junior liens were recorded. These three new lienholders (pendente lite creditors) did not join the foreclosure action. The trial court granted Land Associates’s request, directing a judicial sale and foreclosing the property interests of the defendants. Land Associates purchased the property at the sale. The pendente lite creditors transferred their interests to Bautista. Bautista attempted to invoke her statutory right of redemption, but the sheriff declined to permit the right without a court order. Bautista intervened and requested an order requiring the sheriff to carry out her statutory right to redemption. The trial court denied Bautista’s motion. The court of appeals affirmed. Bautista appealed.

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