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Constructively charged with having retroactive actual notice when challenging an improperly recorded defective mortgage…wait, what?

USA - February 17 2015 “Great cases…make bad law” declared Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. In his dissenting opinion in the Northern Securities antitrust…

The mystery of mineral rights: a lesson for lenders

USA - March 15 2013 By now, you have probably heard about some of the changes in title policies and title searches caused by the recent oil and gas activity in Ohio…

Oil and gas surge impacts title searches and policies of title insurance – part two of a two part series

USA - September 10 2012 As I  touched on in a recent post, the surge in oil and gas exploration and the accompanying concern with mineral rights and interests have created significant challenges for county recorders and title insurance companies across the state. 

Oil and gas surge impacts title searches and policies of title insurance – part one of a two part series

USA - September 4 2012 Given the surge in oil and gas exploration, mineral rights and interests have taken center stage in the offices of county recorders and title insurance companies throughout Ohio. 

Ohio Supreme Court foreclosure decision

USA - November 15 2012 On Halloween, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued a ruling that should scare lenders who do not do their own due diligence before filing a foreclosure action, particularly with respect to loans pooled into mortgage-backed securities, or that have otherwise been assigned one or more times from the originator of the loan.