• Recoupment: legal malpractice claim may be assigned under Georgia statute when it involves injury to property in the form of financial loss and is not based on fraud or personal tortVillanueva v. First American Title Ins. Co., Case No. S12G0484 (Ga. Mar. 18, 2013) (affirming appellate court decision that legal malpractice claims are not per se unassignable)
  • Escrow: assignee of party to escrow agreement stands in shoes of original party and, thus, is not a stranger to the escrow and may sue escrow agent for breach of escrow agreement Logan v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., Case No. EC050057 (Cal. App. Mar. 15, 2013) (affirming judgment after trial)
  • Exclusions: violations of law existent but unrecorded on date of policy are excluded from coverage First American Title Ins. Co. v. McGonigle, Case No. 10-1273 (D. Kan. Mar. 14, 2013) (granting summary judgment)
  • Coverage: recorded yet unenforceable agreement to maintain property is not an encumbrance on title and, thus, is not covered under title insurance policyFirst American Title Ins. Co. v. McGonigle, Case No. 10-1273 (D. Kan. Mar. 14, 2013) (granting summary judgment)