Paolozzi v. Beretta

In Paolozzi v. Beretta, 15 V.I. 451, 458 (V.I. Super. Ct. 1979), there were two attempted redemptions, and only the analysis of the validity of the first has any value in support of the Appellants. There, the judgment debtor contacted the appropriate government office to ascertain the amount required for redemption and was informed of an amount that omitted a month's worth of interest as well as a recording fee. The judgment debtor then paid the amount of which she was informed but failed to pay it to the purchaser, as required by statute. The Paolozzi court, despite acknowledging that "at least substantial statutory compliance within the allowable time" was all that was demanded of a redemptioner, found the attempted redemption to be ineffective.