Rogan v. U.S. Bank, N.A. (In re Partin)

(Bankr. E.D. Ky. Sep. 9, 2014)

The bankruptcy court finds that the bank’s three mortgages were not in recordable form when they were accepted by the county clerk, and thus the trustee can avoid them. KRS § 382.330 requires the date and maturity date of the underlying obligation to be included in recordable instruments. The three mortgages only contained the maturity date for the underlying promissory notes. Under Kentucky case law, the trustee, as a hypothetical lien creditor or bona fide purchaser, did not have constructive notice even though the county clerk accepted and recorded the noncompliant mortgages. Opinion below.

2014-09-09 – in re partin

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