Title Insurance Law Journal Access

The Title Insurance Law Journal (“The Journal”), formerly known as the Title Insurance Law Newsletter (TILN), is an annual subscription that allows access to current and historic Journal content, as well as the ability to search for information across our extensive library of content from The Journal going back to 2013.

You can find more information on The Title Insurance Law Journal below.

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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, this monthly e-journal 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, The 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.

Pricing Information

Purchase of a one year single-user subscription grants access to the Journal content to the named single user only. In order to support the ongoing provision of the publication, we ask that any users who access the online or downloaded PDF editions are licensed users only. Multi-user subscriptions for organizations are available at very reasonable prices.

ALTA Member Pricing for One Year Subscription:
  • Single-User: $250
Non-member Pricing for One Year Subscription:
  • Single-User: $370

For Multi-User and Enterprise Licenses, please contact publications@alta.org. Please include the number of users if you would like multi-user pricing.

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If you have any questions, please contact Carolina Perez at publications@alta.org.

Title Insurance Law Journal Issues

Click on any issues to view a summary of the articles and cases included.

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March 2023 Journal

Escrow Matters

  • 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

Title Insurance

  • 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

Agent Focus

  • 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
February 2023 Journal

Title Insurance

  • 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.

Agent Focus

  • 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.
January 2023 Journal

Title Insurance

  • 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.

Agent Focus

  • Tax Deed Voided Because Litigation Guarantee Listed Wrong Address: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Zinvest, LLC

Escrow Matters

  • 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.
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