Living with Tied Priority

4 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2012

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Roger Bernhardt

Golden Gate University - School of Law

Date Written: January 26, 2012


This article analyzes a recent California appellate decision holding that two lenders had equal priority because their mortgages were deemed received by the county recorder’s office at the same time when the overnight mail was opened.

Keywords: First Bank v. East-West Bank, priority, recording, mortgages

Suggested Citation

Bernhardt, Roger, Living with Tied Priority (January 26, 2012). Available at SSRN: or

Roger Bernhardt (Contact Author)

Golden Gate University - School of Law ( email )

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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