Title Insurance Law Newsletter Access

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Title Insurance Law Newsletter Information

The Title Insurance Law Newsletter (TILN) has been the leading source of information about the current law affecting the land title industry from around the country since 1992. This monthly e-newsletter reports on the latest court decisions and developments related to the title insurance. The Title and Escrow Claims Guide and the Newsletter complement each other and are the best research materials for United States land title professionals and counsel.

ALTA's new and upgraded website access to the Newsletter provides you with full access to both current and historic TILN content, and we have further enhanced the subscription and enabled searching for content across the various TILN issues - allowing you to find the exact 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 newsletter 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

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Title Insurance Law Newsletter Issues

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TILN May 2022

Title Insurance

  • No Loss Due to Condo Ownership That Insured Knew About Before It Got Policy: Amerco Real Estate Co. v. First American Title Ins. Co.
  • Exclusion 3(a) Bars Coverage for Agreement Signed by Insured That Caused His Title to Fail: Salas v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co.
  • Buyer Entitled to Object to Title Exception for Effects of Contract for Deed: West Loop Hospitality, LLC v. Houston Galleria Lodging Associates, LLC
  • Texas Policy Does Not Bar Removal of Suit to Federal Court: Regal Center LLC v. Fidelity Nat'l Title Ins. Co.

Agent Focus

  • E&O Policy Excludes Coverage for Wire Transfer Fraud Loss: ABL Title Ins. Agency, LLC v. Maxum Indemnity Co.
  • Law Firm Liable for Issuing Title Report on Wrong Property: Crescent Mortgage Co. v. Freeman

Escrow Matters

  • Maryland Attorney Escrowee Owed No Duty to Disclose Alleged Fraudulent Contract: Jay Geco, LLC v. City Properties 3, LLC
  • UCC Does Not Automatically Protect Bank That Allowed Attorney to Steal Escrow Money: GSR Markets Limited v. McDonald
TILN April 2022

Title Insurance

  • Lawsuit to Determine Lender's Policy Loss Amount Filed Prematurely: Fidelity Nat’l Title Ins. Co. v. Mid Atlantic Credit Union
  • Court Suggests That Georgia Bad Faith Statute Sets Deadline for Title Clearance: May v. Old Republic Nat'l Title Ins. Co.
  • Driveway Encroachments Do Not Invoke Access Coverage: Pierot v. Chicago Title Ins. Co.

Escrow Matters

  • Texas Court Rules on EB-5 Immigration Escrow: Lin v. Veritex Community Bank, N.A.
  • EB-5 Visa Applicants Share Equally in Remaining Escrowed Money That Was Not Segregated: S. Bank, N.A. v. Quartzburg Gold, LP
  • Texas Has Jurisdiction Over People Paid From Texas Escrow: Capital Title of Texas, LLC v. Shank
  • Escrow Principal Can Sue for Unauthorized Delivery of Loan Money to Borrower: Henley Finance, Ltd. V. Goyette & Associates, Inc.
  • Escrowee Required to Deliver Deposit to Seller Because Buyer Not Prepared to Close on Appointed Day: Callava v. Yon

Conveyance News

  • Judgment Lien Attaches to Equity Greater Than Statutory Homestead Exemption Amount: In re McLauchlan
  • Texas Homeowners Cannot Use Constitutional HELOC Technicalities to Get Free House: Lopez v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
TILN March 2022

Title Insurance

  • Settlement Made by Title Insurer Enforceable by Insureds: Carter v. Homestreet Bank
  • Insured's Collusive Settlement Bars Policy Coverage: Centerpoint Mechanic Lien Claims LLC v. Fidelity Nat'l Title Ins. Co.
  • Debt Owed by Mortgage Broker Fraudster Non-Dischargeable: In re Park
  • Insured Suffers No Loss From Title Defect Cured By His Own Adverse Possession: Stewart v. JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Policy Amount Serves as Amount in Controversy; Lender Cannot Sue Parent of Title Insurer: S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee v. Stewart Information Services Corp.

Escrow Matters

  • Confused Refinance and Fraud Claims Barred by Statute of Limitations: Chowdhury v. WFG Nat'l Title Ins. Co.
  • Disbursement of Loan Money After TILA Rescission Creates a Mess: Goldwater Bank, N.A. v. Kulikowski
  • Attorney For Litigant Was Not an Escrowee: Fischer v. Boozer

Conveyance News

  • Electronic Notarial Act Accepted by Court: Arceo v. Fidelity Nat'l Title Ins. Co.
  • Court Voids Deeds in Suit That Did Not Name Grantees: Hwang v. FedEx Office and Print Services, Inc.
TILN February 2022

Title Insurance

  • Hawaii Court Says Policy Insures Vehicular Access: First American Title Ins. Co. v. GS Industries, LLC  
  • CPL Was an Offer That Lender Did Not Accept Because It Knew Agent Was Cancelled: First IC Bank v. North American Title Ins. Co.


  • Class Suit Based on Broker Bonuses Paid for Referrals to Title Company Survives Dismissal Motion: Kallai v. Jatola Homes, LLC

Escrow Matters

  • Notary Fulfilled Identity Verification Duty by Reviewing Apparently Legitimate Driver's License: North American Title Co., Inc. v. Gugasyan
  • Forum Selection Clause in Escrow Agreement Not Binding on Officers: BAM International, LLC v. MSBA Group Inc.
  • Escrow Bank Account Must Be Beyond Control of Escrow Principals: Tarpey v. United States

 Conveyance News

  • No Double Dipping on Homestead Exemption: Big Bell 21, LLC v. Mills

HOA Liens

  • Latest Developments in Nevada HOA Lien Coverage Cases:
    • THSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee v. Fidelity Nat'l Title Ins. Co.
    • U.S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee v. Fidelity Nat'l Title Group, Inc.
TILN January 2022

Agent Focus

  • Insurance Department Cannot Be Sued for Making False Allegations About Title Agent: SDS Title, LLC v. Arnold

Title Insurance

  • California Constitutional Tax Exemption for Title Insurers Eviscerated: First American Title Ins. Co. v. California Dep't of Tax and Fee Administration
  • Nevada HOA Lien Coverage Lawsuit Remanded So Court Can Decide if Insurer's Manual Would Make Policy Claim Viable: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as Trustee v. Fidelity Nat'l Title Ins. Co.
  • Time to Sue Title Insurer Begins When Insured Learns of Matter Affecting Title: Rehabbers Financial, Inc. v. Chicago Title Ins. Co.
  • Washington Insured Permitted to Sue Insurer For Claimed Shrinkage of Lot Size: Mansur Properties LLC v. First American Title Ins. Co.

 Escrow Matters

  • Court Dismisses Class Action Suit Based on Failure to File Rates for Escrow Services Provided and Charged: Villanueva v. Fidelity Nat'l Title Co.
  • Settlement Agreement Release Does Not Bar Claims Against Escrow Agent: Spirtos v. Metropolitan Title of Indiana, LLC
  • Court AllowsInterpleader ofEscrowed Money Needed for Land Cleanup: Caticpro, Inc. v. 151 New Park, LLC
  • Escrow Agreement Formed by Phone Calls and Emails: Advanced Oxygen Therapy Inc. v. Orthoserve Inc.
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