N.C. Court of Appeals: Absent Notice to the Federal Government, Foreclosure for Unpaid Local Taxes Won’t Extinguish Federal Tax Lien

North Carolina is a “pure race” state, for real estate title purposes.  That is, “first to record an interest in land holds an interest superior to all other purchases for value, regardless of actual or constructive notice as to other, unrecorded conveyances.” Rowe v. Walker, 114 N.C. App. 36, […]

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Introduction  Discovering the origin of the aphorism that “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished” is difficult, but understanding its meaning is instantaneous.  When doing a good act, do not expect a reward.  In fact, the “reward” may be a punishment. In the case of Sanchez v. Cobblestone Homeowners Ass’n […]