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January/February 2006 - Volume 85, Number 1

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Cover Story

Claims: Servicers Sound Off!
by Albert “Bert” Rush
Increasingly the title industry has received more criticism from the mortgage banking industry for our handling of claims. Here, as food for thought, are some of their complaints.

Features

Running Your Business
ALTA® Introduces Updated Arbitration Rules and Procedures
by Christopher Gibson and Sheldon Hochberg
Several key changes to the Title Insurance Arbitration Rules are all intended to improve fairness and efficiency while ensuring the enforceability of arbitration awards issued under the system.

Departments

Inside the Industry
Recent Developments in 1031 Exchanges
by Mary Kay Kennedy
Recent changes in the law regarding 1031 exchanges have been useful for taxpayers exchanging mixed-use properties but have made it more difficult to do some improvement and related-party exchanges.

Inside ALTA®
Significant Milestones, Tough Challenges
by Michelle Sweet
ALTA®’s Public Awareness Campaign Enters Fourth Year

Inside ALTA®
LTI Online Training a Big Hit
by Patricia L. Berman
Earlier this year, the Land Title Institute’s Correspondence Courses moved to an on-line format. Learn how your employees can take advantage of these easy-to-use training programs.



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