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Question: “In this particular case their is documentation that many of such liens have been paid for BUT NOT REMOVED FROM THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA LEDGER. What options are there.”
Answer: You can file a petition to strike the paid municipal liens in the Court of Common Pleas. Obviously, you’ll need to present evidence that the underlying debts were paid. If you do that, then the judge should strike the liens so that they’re removed from your property.
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The lawyer would not generally be responsible to you for the client’s actions. If the other party’s lawyer made a mistake, then you would still sue the other party, and the other party may be able to go after the lawyer herself.
If the sale takes place before the hearing, then you’d need to ask for monetary compensation. You wouldn’t be able to regain the property from the good faith buyer. But if you think the sale would occur before the hearing, then you could ask the judge for a temporary injunction to block the sale until after the hearing. It may require you to post a bond just in case you lose at the hearing.