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Title Insurance Law Journal Information
The Title Insurance Law Journal (“The Journal”), formerly known as the Title Insurance Law Newsletter (TILN), is the leading source of information about the current law affecting the land title industry nationwide. Since 1992, author J. Bushnell Nielsen has provided an insightful and practical analysis on the most important court decisions and developments related to title insurance.
The Title Insurance Law Journal now includes an extensive searchable library of content from The Journal going back to 2013 - allowing you to search and find the exact title law content that you need.
Curated especially for title agents, approved attorneys, underwriters, claim administrators and attorneys who practice in title insurance defense work or conveyancing disputes, this monthly e-journal reports on cases addressing:
- title insurance coverage
- class actions and regulatory enforcement
- escrow and closing duties
- agent/underwriter disputes
- conveyancing law
- RESPA compliance and violations
The Title and Escrow Claims Guide and The Journal complement each other and are the best research materials for United States land title professionals and counsel.
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Title Insurance Law Journal Issues
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- Insurer Has Good Claim of NonCooperation Against Insureds Who Refused Offer of Corrective Deed: Chicago Title Ins. Co. v. Schrader
- Exclusion 3(a) Negates Duty to Defend Insured Accused of Obtaining Title by Fraud: NY-32 Realty Group, Inc. v. Westcor Land Title Ins. Co.
- Insurer’s Knowledge of Zoning Code Action Might Invoke Zoning Violation Notice Coverage: Sachtleben v. Alliant Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Loan Payoff Indemnity Enforceable: Westcor Land Title Ins. Co. v. McCarthy
- Seller, Not Title Agent, Has Duty to Deliver Good Title: Mathias v. Stewart Title Co.
- Insurer Gets Default Judgment Against Cancelled Agent and Injunction Prohibiting Issuance of Commitments and Policies: WFG Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. Paradise Settlement Services, LLC
- Escrowee Could Be Liable For Forged Operating Agreement Based on What It Knew Two Years Earlier: Capital River Enterprises, LLC v. Abod
- Escrowee May Demand Arbitration Under Provision in Purchase Agreement It Did Not Sign: First American Title Insurance Company v. Barron
- Escrowee Had No Duty to Disclose Information to Loan Assignee: Norlund v. Old Republic Title Co.
- New York Court Has Jurisdiction Over Alleged Wire Fraudster: Jakob v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
- Oklahoma Court Says Policy Insures Abutter’s Rights: Riverbend Land, LLC v. First American Title Ins. Co.
- Policy Does Not Cover Business Expenses or a Post-Policy Ordinance: Munden v. Stewart Title Guar. Co.
- Insurer’s Recoupment Action Against Sellers Moves On Because Insurer Made Payment Demand on Seller: Chicago Title Ins. Co. v. Delgado
- Court Does Not Need to Quiet Title to Rule on Policy Claim About Defective Title: PHH Mortgage Corp. v. Old Republic Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Seller May Not Assert Lack of Knowledge and Search Negligence as Defenses to Insurer’s Breach of Warranty and Unjust Enrichment Claims: Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. Corrasco
- Title Agent May Be Liable to Customer for Wire Fraud Enabled by Agent’s Hacked Email Account: 333 8th Street, NE, LLC v. Turnkey Title, LLC
- Closing Company Owes No Duty to Owner Claiming Deed Was Forged: Sandles v. Fidelity Nat’l Financial, Inc.
- Judgment Creditor May Not Sue Title Agent for Failing to “Disclose” Judgment: Hillary Developer, LLC v. Security Title Guar. Corp. of Baltimore
- Borrowers May Sue on Lender Construction Inspection Reports Despite Disclaimers: Kastl v. Associated Bank N.A.
- Building Code Violation is Not an Encumbrance on Title: Galvan v. Poon
- Insured Suffered No Loss Due to Invalid Lease: VBK Santoshi, LLC v. Chicago Title Ins. Co.
- Road Maintenance Lawsuit Not a Covered Encumbrance on Title: Snug & Monk Properties, Inc. v. First American Title Ins. Co.
- Insureds Failed to Cooperate by Concealing Facts; Exclusion 3(a) Applies: Cherberg v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Insurer Recoups Against Insured Property for Judgment Debt: WFG Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. Martinez
- Insurer May Waive Coverage Defenses in Utah: Cottonwood Acres, LLC v. First American Title Ins. Co.
- Exclusion 3(a) Applies Because Insured Bought Subject to Mortgage and Well Before Policy Was Issued: Afghani v. Old Republic Nat’l Title Ins. Co
- Government Breached Escrow Terms; Escrowee Did Not: Mexico Infrastructure Finance, LLC v. Corporation of Hamilton
- Fifth Amendment Limits Documents That Escrowee Must Produce: Benthos Master Fund, Ltd. v. Etra
- Completion Escrow Work Not Finished: Dollard v. Coen
- Wire Transfer Fraud Release Read Broadly: Vale Rive Development LLC v. Estate of Ankrom
- Underwriting Bulletins Remain Under Seal: Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC v. North American Title Ins. Co.
- Confusion Over Tax Sale Does Not Alter the Fact That Policy Insures Only One Parcel: Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. Steve Fitzgerald, LLP
- Insurer May Not Assert Voluntary Settlement Defense After Denying Claim: Landfall Trust LLC v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Wire Transfer Fraud Case Against Bank Continues: Chicago Title Co., LLC v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
- Loss Caused by Escrowee’s Theft of Money Borne by Party Having More Control Over Escrowee: Boozer v. Fischer
- Suit Against Escrowee is Premature Until Rights in Escrowed Money are Resolved: Family of Care Real Estate Holding Co., Inc. v. Chapman Property, LLC
- Missouri Court Freezes Bank Accounts of Alleged Wire Transfer Fraudsters: Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. APM Management Service’s LLC
- Escrowee May Release Escrowed Money to Business Owner After Partner Released All Claims in the Business: Lantz v. Lantz
- Passage of Time Does Not Relieve Agent of Duty to Pay Premiums to Underwriter: First American Title Ins. Co. v. Northwest Title Company LLC
- Insurer Owes Lender Despite Loan Payment in Full: Centerpoint Mechanic Lien Claims, LLC v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co.
- Evidence or Discussion of Title Insurance Policy Not Allowed When Purpose Is To Prejudice Trier of Fact: Rahn v. Gonyea
- Admission of Evidence of Title Insurance Okay for Limited Purpose: S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee v. McAfee
- Judge Faces Disqualification for Accusing Doma of Conducting a Shell Game: North American Title Co. v. Superior Court of Fresno County
- FedEx Discount Promise to Title Agent May Not Be Enforceable: Metropolitan Title Agency, Inc.
- Closing Fraud Issue Reported Too Late Under Claims-Made Policy: Blazek v. Ohio Bar Liability Ins. Co.
- Closing Company Not Off the Hook for Phishing Wire Fraud Loss: Hoffman v. Atlas Title Solutions, Ltd.
- Broker Lien Escrowee Owes No Duty to Buyer Not a Party to Escrow Agreement: Elevation Enterprises Limited v. Anchor Capitol L.L.C.
- Title Insurer Has No Claims Against Law Firm That Failed to Deliver Loan Payoffs: Stewart Title Guar. Co. v. Law Offices of David Fleischmann, P.C.
- Lender Did Not Prove That Notary Was Title Insurer’s Agent: Dattala v. Precision Assets
- Insured Rewarded for Suing Agent to Defeat Diversity Jurisdiction: 2386 Hempstead, Inc. v. WFG Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Insurer Not Liable Under Policy or Closing Protection Letter for Loan Closer’s Defalcation: Ticor Title Ins. Co. v. Kiavi Funding, Inc
- Second Nevada Federal Judge Agrees That One Endorsement Covers Post- Policy Assessment Liens: HSBC Bank USA v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Group, Inc
- Subrogation Against Borrower Harder Than It Looks Insured’s: Chicago Title Ins. Co. v. Valembrun
- Seller Fraud Recoupment Based on False Owner’s Affidavit: Lewis v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co
- Escrow Company Liable for Phishing Wire Transfer Fraud: Mago v. Arizona Escrow Financial Corp.
- Buyer Suffers Wire Transfer Fraud Loss, Not Escrow Company: Wheeler v. Clear Title Co.
- Title Agent Creates Legal Tangle By Switching Legals on Two Deeds: Burt v. Furtado
- Escrow Company Not Liable For False Statement in Document Delivered Through Escrow: Sushi KJ Corp. v. Hana Escrow Company Inc
- Cemetery Is Physical Condition, Not a Title Issue; Insurer Has No Duty to Defend Claim That Post-Policy Structures Impede Use of Excepted Easement: Stewart v. Old Republic Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Insurer Did Not Waive Voluntary Settlement Provision: Knox TL Lot Acquisition, LLC v. First American Title Ins. Co.
- Insured’s Consultant’s Opinion Is Not Forced Removal: Dixon v. Connecticut Attorneys Title Ins. Co.
- Insurer Does Not Concede Title Defect by Commissioning DIV Appraisal: Landfall Trust LLC v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Insurer Has No Duty to Defend Tort Claims Relating to Insured Easement: Sanzotta v. Devor
- Real Estate Agent Not Liable for Wire Transfer Fraud: Roemer v. Hurd
- Judgment Creditor Cannot Sue Escrowee for Failure to Pay Judgment From Closing: Larson Real Estate Ventures, LLC v. Nations Title Agency of Michigan, Inc.
- Insured Entitled to Limited Discovery of Insurer Claim Procedure Manuals, No Information About “Similar” Claims: First American Title Ins. Co. v. Hanson Aggregates Midwest
- Important Arizona Mechanic Lien Case Remanded: Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. Osborn III Partners LLC
- Insurer Not Required to Produce All Documents About Policy Defenses Before Deposing Insured’s Principal: Cottonwood Acres, LLC v. First American Title Ins. Co.
- True Owner’s Possession and Rent Collection at the Property Negates Policy Coverage for His Rights: Zucker Real Estate Corp. v. Old Republic Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Policy Does Not Cover Broken Elevator: 228 W 72 LLC v. 228A West 72 LLC
- Buyer Has No Claims Against Title Agent for Forgery Fraud: Houndstooth Capital Real Estate, LLC v. Maverick Title of Texas, LLC
- Buyer One Has No Standing to Sue Escrowee for Closing Escrow With Buyer Two: Kravchuk v. Trelles
- Escrow Party Has Priority Claim to Interpled Money: Alford v. Seiler
- Title Agent Gets Major Victory on Wire Transfer Fraud Insurance Coverage: Valero Title Inc. v. RLI Ins. Co.
- Closer’s Wire Transfer Fraud Action Against Paying Bank Proceeds: Cosmopolitan Title Agency, LLC v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A.
- Wire Fraud Action Offers Practice Pointers: Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. APM Management Service’s, LLC
- Close My Account Letter Necessary to Prove HELOC Mortgage Must Be Released: Todaro v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
- Party Flunks ID Verification Agreement by Accepting Fake Passport: Zaftr Inc. v. Lawrence
- Insurer Had No Duty to Defend Insured in Fight About Ownership of Aerial Conveyor Bridge: Pandora Distribution, LLC v. Ottawa OH, LLC
- Title Insurer Has No Duty to Procure Property Insurance: Yao v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co
- Title Insurer Gets Judgment Against Buyer Who Did Not Pay Off Lender After Purchase Rescinded: WFG Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. Kim
- Nebraska Holds Abstracting is a Pro Service, Two Year Limitations Applies: Mai v. German
- Buyer Has No Claim Against Title Agent for Missing Parcels: Diehl v. Hulls
- Latest Developments in Nevada HOA Lien Coverage Actions: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Loan Policy Loss Measured as Market Value of Lost Parcel, Not Lender’s Diminution in Security: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Stewart Title Guar. Co.
- Virginia Rejects Search Negligence Claim Based on Title Insurance Policy: Landfall Trust LLC v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Owner’s Policy Terminates on Voluntary Conveyance, With a Wrinkle Added by Adverse Possession: Shah v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Title Agent May Seek Declaration That Its Insured Has Good Title: Title Agent May Seek Declaration That Its Insured Has Good Title Richardson v. Republic Title of Texas, Inc.
- Exclusion 3(a) Negates Coverage For Rights in Off-Record Agreement Given to Insured Bank: First Nat’l Bank of Izard County v. Old Republic Nat’l Title Ins. Co.
- Title Agent Wrongly Joined to Defeat Federal Diversity Jurisdiction: Naber v. First American Title Ins. Agency, Inc.
- Claims Counsel Communication Privileged in Insured’s Quiet Title Action: 240 GA, LLC v. Greenwich Harbor View Ass’n, Inc.
- Title Insurer Claims No Interest in Property by Conducting a Closing: Lynch v. DeMotte State BankLynch v. DeMotte State Bank
- Loan Policy Successor Rights Tested: S. Bank N.A., as Trustee v. Fidelity Nat’l Title Group, Inc.
- Tax Deed Voided Because Litigation Guarantee Listed Wrong Address: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Zinvest, LLC
- Customer May Proceed in Suit Against His Bank for Wire Transfer Fraud: Jakob v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
- Bank Not Liable For Delivering Wired Money to Fraudster: Approved Mortgage Corp. v. Truist Bank
- Choice of Forum Provision in Escrow Agreement Trumps Conflicting Term in Purchase Agreement: In re Siluria (Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors), LLC
- Construction Disbursing Service Owes No Duty to Builder: Henry Adams, Inc. v. U.S. Bank, N.A.