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Minnesota Appellate Court Holds Title Insurance Company Not Liable for Boundary Line Dispute Under the Defective Description and Survey Exceptions
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2017

In a noteworthy decision for the title insurance industry, the Minnesota Court of Appeals recently held on April 10, 2017 that a title insurance

  • Carrington Coleman
  • USA
  • January 27 2017

Nassar v. Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company Per Curiam (Opinion linked here) When is a fence a dwelling? When the insurance policy defines

Title insurance and foreclosure: What type of title coverage do lenders need in connection with a foreclosure in California?
  • Seyfarth Shaw LLP
  • USA
  • June 7 2011

With mortgage defaults on the rise, a growing number of lenders are being forced to foreclose on their collateral, either judicially or non-judicially, exercising the private power of sale

USAA Texas Lloyds Company v. Gail Menchaca - Clarifying the relationship between an insured’s contract and statutory bad faith claims. Or does it?
  • Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

On April 7 2017, the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion in USAA Texas Lloyds Co. v Menchaca in an attempt to fulfill its "duty to settle the

Court rules that semicolon in statute means that force-placed insurance provision of RESPA is not yet effective
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2011

In Williams v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, ruled that a semicolon contained in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act means that force-placed insurance provisions contained in the amendments to the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”) are not yet in effect

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) - A Handy Desk Reference
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2016

The purpose of this desk book is to provide legal professionals with a working knowledge of the scope and limits of the benefits and protections

Diminished Value Claims Under Homeowners Coverage Certified in Georgia Class Action
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2016

The court in Thompson v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 30308 (D. Ga. 2016), recently issued a mixed ruling on class certification

Unoccupied residence for any period of time is not, as a matter of law, an "increase in hazard" under an insurance contract
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

Wavie Luster lived alone in her home in Merrillville, Indiana

Captive Reinsurance Arrangements in the Mortgage Insurance Industry Upheld
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • USA
  • December 1 2016

While not the usual stuff that we report on, the DC Circuit’s rejection of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) determination concerning

eCommerce Regulation, Bitcoin, Anti-Money Laundering, Shadow Insurance, 401(k) Litigation Expect Focus - Vol. IV, Fall 2015
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • December 23 2015

On January 1, 2016, Section 38.6 of the California Insurance Code will take effect permitting consumers to conduct certain life, disability, and