The Docket: U.S. Appeals Court Addresses Exclusion 3(a) and Mechanic’s Liens Caused by Lender

April 24, 2018

Heather R. Schuette, vice president and senior national counsel for First American Title Insurance Co., provided today’s review of a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, which held that a title insurance company may deny coverage of a lender’s claim relating to mechanics’ liens under Exclusion 3(a) of the title insurance policy, even if the lender’s conduct was not intentional. Read on to learn why this decision is important to the title industry.

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