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Foreclosure Law Appellate Court Opinion

by Booth, George


AC45355 - Mirlis v. Yeshiva of New Haven, Inc. (Foreclosure of judgment lien; motion to open judgment of strict foreclosure; motion to reargue; "The defendant, Yeshiva of New Haven, Inc., appeals from the denial of both (1) its renewed motion to open the judgment of strict foreclosure in favor of the plaintiff, Eliyahu Mirlis, for the purpose of extending the law day and to permit the defendant to substitute a cash bond for the judgment lien against real property located at 765 Elm Street in New Haven (property), and (2) its motion to reargue the denial of its renewed motion to open. On appeal, we construe the defendant's claims to assert that it had a right as a matter of law to substitute a cash bond for the judgment lien in the amount of the court's earlier valuation of the property. The defendant thus argues that the court improperly denied its motions because the court (1) failed to give full force and effect to the earlier findings of valuation and, relatedly, improperly required the defendant to have immediate cash on hand in that amount, and (2) ignored new evidence presented on the motion to reargue. We disagree and, accordingly, affirm the judgment.")