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Massachusetts Rejects “In For One, In for All” Theory in Title Insurance Coverage
Posted on 30 Apr 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ One little mistake in drafting and recording legal documents during a refinance can result in a huge problem for a lender - such as the lender having no legal ability to enforce the mortgage! (A slight problem..) GMAC Mortgage... Read More

Title Insurer Underwriter Not Liable for Agent's Negligence Title Search
Posted on 8 Mar 2013 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By Robert A. Scott Title insurance companies can enforce exculpatory provisions in title insurance policies that exclude liability for tort claims based on a negligent title search performed by an agent, Maryland's highest court has ruled. In... Read More

“Slam Dunk” Liability Defense Does Not Abrogate Duty to Defend
Posted on 19 Sep 2012 by Neal Gerber Eisenberg

By Jill Berkeley, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP In Home Federal Savings Bank v. Ticor Title Insurance Company , No. 1:10-cv-0999 (Sept. 6, 2012), the Seventh Circuit held that the title insurer owed the policyholder mortgage company a... Read More

Title Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 54
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Steven A. Freeman, Stephen V. Masterson, Philip M. Midgen, and Ann E. Miller, Attorneys, Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP This chapter addresses the unique elements of title insurance, the scope of coverage under title policies... Read More

Sutherland Legal Alert - 10th Circuit Holds: No Violation of Antitrust Laws by Title Insurers Even If Insurers Conspired to Bribe New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

By Phil Stano, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed, on the basis of the filed rate doctrine and other grounds, a lower court's decision to dismiss putative class... Read More

Title Insurance – New Appleman on Insurance Law Library Edition, Chapter 54
Posted on 20 Jul 2012 by LexisNexis Insurance Law Newsroom Staff

By Steven A. Freeman, Stephen V. Masterson, Philip M. Midgen, and Ann E. Miller, Attorneys, Glaser Weil Fink Jacobs Howard Avchen & Shapiro LLP This chapter addresses the unique elements of title insurance, the scope of coverage under title... Read More

Sutherland Legal Alert - 10th Circuit Holds: No Violation of Antitrust Laws by Title Insurers Even If Insurers Conspired to Bribe New Mexico Superintendent of Insurance
Posted on 2 Aug 2011 by Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

By Phil Stano, Partner, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP On April 26, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed, on the basis of the filed rate doctrine and other grounds, a lower court's decision to dismiss putative... Read More

“Slam Dunk” Liability Defense Does Not Abrogate Duty to Defend
Posted on 19 Sep 2012 by Neal Gerber Eisenberg

By Jill Berkeley, Partner, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP In Home Federal Savings Bank v. Ticor Title Insurance Company , No. 1:10-cv-0999 (Sept. 6, 2012), the Seventh Circuit held that the title insurer owed the policyholder mortgage company... Read More