California Court: Anti-Deficiency Statute Protects Property Owner in Short Sale Approved by Lender

Section 580b of the California Code of Civil Procedure prohibits a lender from seeking loan deficiency after a foreclosure sale by a trustee. In this case, the property owner entered a short-sale transaction with a third party, and the lender approved the transaction. Held: lender cannot seek deficiency against the property owner.
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Robin Mashal
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Commercial Litigation
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