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January 15, 2019

The Docket: Missing Owner in Granting Clause—Not Necessarily Fatal
Michael Sikora III, CEO of the law firm Sikora Law LLC, provided today’s review of a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court that addressed a bankruptcy case involving a mortgage missing the name of one of the property owners in the granting clause. Read on to learn why this decision should be helpful in other cases in which mortgages are challenged.

Alert: Fraudulent Title Companies Handling Mexico Timeshares
According to the Missouri Department of Insurance, people are posing as inactive or expired licensed title insurance agencies or title insurance agents and fraudulently soliciting, handling conveyance documents and funds related to Mexico timeshare properties. Read on for tips to protect your business.


Survey: Most Title Companies Have E&O Coverage
More than 95 percent of title companies have errors and omissions (E&O) insurance coverage, according to a nationally representative survey conducted last year by ALTA’s Data & Analytics Work Group. Additionally, almost a quarter have made claims on that insurance over the past five years. Read on for more details.

Finding Your Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
While your company already may be crushing the market, think about the possibilities of discovering some new products or services that could deliver an even better experience for your customers.

Westcor Agent Closes Deal With Seller in France Using RON
Westcor Land Title Insurance Company reported that one of its agents, Momentum Title in Houston, completed its first purchase transaction utilizing remote online notarization (RON) involving a seller in France.

CertifID Reports It has Protected Over $1.2 Billion in Wire Transfers
CertifID announced it has protected over $1.2 billion from wire fraud from late 2017 through December 2018.

SafeChain Digitizes Property Deed Transfer and Conveyance for Ohio County
SafeChain recently completed the digital conversion of Perry County, Ohio’s deed transfer and conveyance process between the engineer and auditor.

Register for Free Webinar: 2019 Housing Market Forecast
As Millennials continue to age into homeownership—and like prior generations choose ownership over renting—potential demand will continue to increase. Yet, the question is where will the supply come from? Will existing homeowners choose to sell their homes and "move up?" Is the housing stock growing sufficiently to keep pace with the growth in households looking for shelter? Will the supply shortage that we have experienced for the last two years continue and will quickly rising house prices cause an affordability crisis? Is 2019 the year that the housing market turns and ends it’s seven-year bull run?

Discover How to Survive the Silver Tsunami, Analyze Metrics and Drive Innovation at ALTA SPRINGBOARD
ALTA SPRINGBOARD is the event designed specifically to help title insurance professionals take their businesses to the next level. It is focused on providing proven strategies, practical education and networking opportunities that will accelerate business success for anyone who attends.

Want a Four-Pack in 2019?
If you're ready to make a commitment to yourself and your business, stop saying, "I'll get started tomorrow," and get moving today. To help you stay motivated, we're providing our members-only discount for the Four-Pack Special: Register for ALTA's three major events as well as one Innovation Boot Camp for a discounted rate! Offer expires Jan. 31, 2019.

Separate Yourself from the Pack and Register for HOP Leader Training
New year, new you, right? So do something that will separate you from the competitor down the street and position your business a step ahead of everyone else: Register for a one-day in-person training and become an ALTA Homeowner Outreach Program (HOP) Leader!

Get Exclusive Access to Legal Developments Affecting the Title Industry
Now that 2018 is in the books, it’s time to reflect on what’s happened this year. If you’re not a subscriber of the Title Insurance Law Newsletter (TILN), here are some of the case law summaries you’re missing out on.

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