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Title Company Liability to Third Parties for Negligently Recording a Document
Can a title company be liable to a third party when it negligently records a document? In many states, there may not be a solid answer to this question, but a Washington case may soon provide some insight into the issue.
NAR: Pending Home Sales Slip in June
After five consecutive months of increases, pending home sales slipped in June but remained near May's level, which was the highest in over nine years, according to the National Association of Realtors. Modest gains in the Northeast and West were offset by larger declines in the Midwest and South.
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MBA Weekly Report: Mortgage Applications Up Slightly
Mortgage applications increased 0.8 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending July 24, 2015.
New Milford, Connecticut Begins eRecording
The Town of New Milford in Connecticut is now accepting electronic documents and land records for recording through eRecording service provider Simplifile
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Lawsuit filed over access to San Ildefonso roads
The lawsuit contends that, because of the pueblo's claim on the roads, property values have diminished, title companies are refusing to provide title insurance, and property owners are having trouble securing financing to purchase, sell or refinance their property.
How do I conduct a title search?
You can conduct your own title research, and I'm going to show you how, but you should have a professional produce the one you base your decisions on.
Judge to ex-trustee: Pay or stay behind bars longer
Lowe is currently serving a one-year sentence behind bars for stealing an estimated half million dollars from taxpayers by paying ghost employees and scheming to overbill the county for shoddy title searches.
Curing ailing mineral title problems: The quiet title option
If a lawsuit is the equivalent of using a hatchet, then a quiet title action, a special type of lawsuit, may be considered microsurgery.
Chuck Liddell wins $2 million lawsuit against escrow company
A jury sides with former mixed martial arts star after he sued an escrow firm that aided convicted fraudster.
WFG Appoints New Sales Rep for New England
WFG National Title Insurance Company has appointed Michael Supple to serve in the role of Sales Representative in its New England Agency Group.
Cook County, Illinois Begins eRecording
Simplifile, the nation’s largest electronic recording (e-recording) service, has recorded the first electronic deed in Cook County, Ill.
Becker County, Minnesota Begins eRecording
Becker County is now accepting electronic documents for recording through Simplifile, the nation’s largest e-recording service.
OLTA Issues Document to Alleviate Confusion with Simultaneous Issue of Policies
The Ohio Land Title Association has issued advisory materials regarding the necessary disclosures of title insurance premiums on the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) forms. which will be required beginning on October 3rd.
Couple Sues for $1.3 Million Because Their Dream Home has a Stalker
When Derek and Maria Broaddus paid $1.3 Million for their "dream home," they had no idea it was the subject of a crazy stalker's fixation.  The stalker calls himself "The Watcher" and he sends the Broadduses letters to share his special brand of crazy.
Attorney-Client Privilege with Claims Counsel

A Delaware court had to decide whether or not Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company's communications with counsel it retained to represent insureds was protected by the attorney-client-privilege in a subsequent suit against its agent. 

Failure of a Quiet Title Action to Dispose of Doubtful Mortgage Claims

Quiet title actions are designed to allow a property owner to clear the title to their property by ridding it of possible claims by others to an interest in the property.  But quiet title actions may not be effective to get rid of doubtful mortgage claims in some states, as illustrated by a recent federal case involving a Rhode Island property.

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9th Circuit Reverses; Suit Goes Forward re: Mtg Loan Debt Collectors
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2015/07/20
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"India" is not the problem
Thomas Pryde's Blog
2015/04/16
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Independent Abstractors: Well Trained Specialists (Part Three)
Thomas Pryde's Blog
2015/04/09
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Independent Abstractors: Making Peace With Technology (Part Two)
Thomas Pryde's Blog
2015/03/26
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Independent Abstractors: Dying Breed or Valued Specialists? (Part One)
Thomas Pryde's Blog
2015/03/19
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Introductions
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2015/03/10
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Reconstruction of Past Persons
William Pattison 's Blog
2015/02/20
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Violations of Professional Codes
William Pattison 's Blog
2015/02/16
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The Deed of Trust Trustee, Laws, and the Constitution
john gault's Blog
2015/02/08
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An End to Outsourcing & Off-Shoring of Title?
William Pattison 's Blog
2015/02/03
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