At 1:30 the COA will hear Craig Cleveland v. Deutsche Bank.
Kerrie Lewis owned a tract of land in Prentiss County. Deutsche Bank held the mortgage. on it. In 2009, Lewis failed to pay her property taxes and it was sold for for $88 to Sinecure. Deutsch Bank got notice of the sale but did not take any action to recover the property. Because the tax deed matured and the redemption period expired, Sinecure recorded the tax deed on January 4, 2013. Lewis, though, did not receive notice of the sale or of the redemption period.
Lewis conveyed her interest in the property to Craig Cleveland who filed a petition to quiet and confirm. The chancellor found that (1) Cleveland had standing to sue; (2) the tax sale was invalid as to Lewis; (3) Deutsche has a valid lien. Cleveland appealed. Deutsche Bank cross appealed.
Deutsche Bank’s brief
Deutsche Bank’s cross appeal reply
Watch the argument here.