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Arizona High Court Grants Tax Lien Buyer Attorneys’ Fees (1)

Aug. 8, 2022, 7:42 PMUpdated: Aug. 8, 2022, 9:34 PM

A company that bought tax liens on five properties that the owners eventually redeemed is entitled to attorneys’ fees and costs incurred during the redemption process, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled.

In an opinion released Monday, the court distinguished its 2011 ruling in Leveraged Land Co. v. Hodges, which the lower courts read to preclude all attorneys’ fees and costs incurred after a redemption certificate has issued.

“Where the fees and costs sought are the direct and necessary result of the redemption process and not arising out of a challenge to the validity of ...