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Title insurance and indigenous rights
  • Santamarina y Steta SC
  • Mexico
  • November 2 2018

Procuring title insurance has become common practice in real estate transactions for both lenders and owners. As title insurance is a type of


Pennsylvania Federal Court Holds Title Insurance Company Did Not Have Duty to Defend Border Wall Claim
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • USA
  • September 25 2018

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently held that a title insurance company did not breach its policy when


Third Circuit Holds That Title Companies Are Only Obligated to Defend Covered Claims Under Pennsylvania Law
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • USA
  • September 17 2018

In a precedential opinion issued on September 10, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit reversed the District Court and held


Indiana Appellate Court Holds Title Insurance Company Not Liable For Negligent Misrepresentation
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2018

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently held that an insured's negligent misrepresentation claim against a title insurance company was properly


Round 2 for the Title Insurance Industry, But the Fight Is Far from Over
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2018

In February of this year, strict new regulations, promulgated by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), went into effect, banning title


Ground Leases: Some Basics, Some Specifics and How to Make Them Financeable
  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2018

Ground leases are fairly common but sometimes overlooked property interests. A succinct but adequate definition of a ground lease was articulated by


Texas Federal Court Denies Motion for Remand on Title Insurance Dispute
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • USA
  • June 19 2018

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently held that it had diversity jurisdiction over an action regarding the


New York Appellate Court Dismisses Claim Against Title Agent Based on Title Policy’s Merger Clause
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2018

New York’s Appellate Division recently affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of an insured’s claim against a title agent because, among other things, the


Utah Appellate Court Holds Use Restrictions Did Not Render Title Unmarketable, but Reduction in Lot Size Would Be Covered Under Title Insurance Policy
  • Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2018

A Utah appellate court recently held that use restrictions on an insured property did not render it unmarketable under the title insurance policy, but


Title Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions (or that Should Be)
  • Lewis Rice LLC
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

Many real estate transactions, whether involving sales, financing, or leasing, involve title insurance. This form of insurance is significantly