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Illinois Holds Title Insurance Claims Exempt From Complete Defense Rule

USA - January 19 2023 In Findlay v Chicago Title Ins. Co., 2022 IL App (1st) 210889 (2022), the Appellate Court of Illinois, First Division ("the Court"), endorsed and…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Kori Pruett

Florida Court Denies RESPA Claim Based on Mortgage & Promissory Note Rights Dichotomy

USA - January 17 2023 In the recently-decided matter of Fis v Newrez, LLC, LEXIS 233104 (SD Fla. Dec. 28, 2022, No. 22-81364), the United States District Court for the…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Kori Pruett

Alaska Holds Improperly Recorded Lien Effective Under “Equitable Mortgage” Doctrine

USA - January 12 2023 On December 7, 2022, the Alaska Supreme Court (“the Court”) issued an opinion in the matter of Jae Chang v Jungmok Rhee, LEXIS 135 (Dec. 7, 2022, No…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Kori Pruett

NY Holds CEMA Defense Waiver Enforceable & Effective to Waive Statute of Limitations Defense

USA - January 10 2023 In the matter of Bank of N.Y. Mellon v. Vogt, LEXIS 2178 (N.Y.L.J. Nov. 3, 2022), on November 3, 2022, the New York Supreme Court, Rockland County…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Kori Pruett

NY Court Holds Landmark Designation Triggers 1(A) Exclusion and Cannot Constitute Title Defect

USA - January 6 2023 In Fawn Second Ave., LLC v. First American Title Insurance, LEXIS 122021 (S.D.N.Y. July 11, 2022), the United States District Court for the Southern…

Kevin Hakansson, James V. Mazewski, Kori Pruett