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Defendants in an Ohio foreclosure case tried to "capitalize" on the fact that the notice of the foreclosure action had allegedly been improperly addressed, because their names had been spelled in all caps.

ALTA Announces New Elite Provider
The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has announced that PCN Network/PC Law Associates has received its Elite Provider membership.
ALTA: Title Insurance Premiums Declined 10.8% in Q3
The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has reported title insurance premium volume decreased 10.8 percent during the third quarter of 2014 when compared to the same period a year ago.
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Virginia Attorney Title Company Owner Sentenced to 71 Months

A Virginia attorney and title company owner who admitted to pocketing $2.3 million in escrow funds that were supposed to be used to pay off the closing obligations in at least twelve real estate transactions in 2013, has been sentenced to 71 months in prison.

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4th Circuit Rules Executed But Unrecorded Security Interest Has Priority Over IRS Tax Lien (Maryland)
On October 31, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit interpreted Maryland law in ruling that a bank's security interest in a Chapter 11 debtor's property created by a deed of trust that was executed before, but recorded after, the Internal Revenue Service filed a tax lien, had priority over the tax lien.
Federal Housing Administration in the Black for First Time Since 2011
The slow pace of recovery could hamper the agency's efforts to boost the housing recovery, however.
Borrowers, Beware: The Robo-Signers Aren't Finished Yet
Robo-signed foreclosure documents may interfere with Fannie Mae's recent push to get deficiency judgments on thousands of Florida borrowers.
End of Fed bond buying may nudge mortgage rates
The Fed's withdrawal from the Treasury market could have a bigger effect if the economy heats up.
Six people accused of stealing dead woman's house.
Six men-- including a probate lawyer, a real estate agent, and two funeral directors-- have been charged in a scheme to steal a dead South Philadelphia woman's rowhouse and car.
E-recording begins in Will County, Illinois

The Will County, Illinois Recorder’s office has implemented electronic recording (e-recording) through e-recording service provider Simplifile, the company has announced.

MBA Weekly Report: Mortgage Application Volume Decreases
Mortgage applications decreased 3.3 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending December 12, 2014. 
Your Parents Misinformed You: Two Wrongs Actually DO Make a Right

Two wrongs don’t make a right.  But two wrong deeds of trust sometimes do make a right deed of trust—at least that’s what one federal appeals court has decided in a Mississippi foreclosure case.

Outside the Chain of Title

Is a purchaser of property bound by an encumbrance that is recorded but is not indexed or referenced by any recordings in the property owner's chain of title? It apparently depends on what state you're in.

A Duty to Defend a Non-Title Related Claim
As we’ve discussed before, courts have generally ruled that title insurers have a duty to defend a lawsuit against their policyholder if and only if the lawsuit makes a claim that, if proved true, would be covered by the policy. Usually, this means that a title insurer must only defend claims adverse to a policy-holder’s title. But in a recent federal case, a title insurer’s own actions may have turned a non-title claim into one that it had a duty defend.
Court Hauls CEOs Into Court Over Dispute Involving No-search Title Insurance

A federal court has ordered the CEOs of First American and U.S. Bank to personally attend a settlement conference, in a dispute over hundreds of title insurance claims on no-search title policies that U.S. Bank says were improperly denied.  The court's step of ordering the CEOs to attend the settlement conference is unprecedented.

A Title Insurer's Duty to Defend Non-Title Claims in a Title Lawsuit

Title insurers have a duty to defend policyholder when they are sued for matters that can impair the policyholder's title in a way that the policy covers.  But if the lawsuit contains other claims against the policy holder that do not involve title, does the title insurer have to defend those too?

On the Blogs

Anti-counterfeit crusaders follow consumers
Westley Parker's Blog
2014/12/20
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Chilling the Bid
William Pattison 's Blog
2014/12/15
1 comments

Bankrutcy Protection for Foreclosure Investors
William Pattison 's Blog
2014/12/07
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San Mateo County Advances Anti-Business Plans
William Pattison 's Blog
2014/11/12
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Custodian of Records
William Pattison 's Blog
2014/11/03
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Standards and Practices of Foreclosure Investors
William Pattison 's Blog
2014/10/20
1 comments

Abstracting soundtrack
Teresa Wright's Blog
2014/10/20
3 comments

Camera on Foreclosures: The Dirty Little Cheaters
William Pattison 's Blog
2014/10/11
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NOT Indexing by legal description - YIKES!!
Teresa Wright's Blog
2014/10/09
10 comments

When is a lien not a lien?
CHARLENE PERRY's Blog
2014/08/28
1 comments

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