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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP | USA | 29 Nov 2018

New York Supreme Court Holds Recorded Declaration on Property Was a Government Regulation Excluded from Coverage Under Title Policy

The Supreme Court of New York, Suffolk County, recently granted a title insurance company’s motion for summary judgment and held that a declaration…
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Santamarina y Steta SC | Mexico | 2 Nov 2018

Title insurance and indigenous rights

Procuring title insurance has become common practice in real estate transactions for both lenders and owners. As title insurance is a type of…
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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP | USA | 25 Sep 2018

Pennsylvania Federal Court Holds Title Insurance Company Did Not Have Duty to Defend Border Wall Claim

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently held that a title insurance company did not breach its policy when…
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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP | USA | 17 Sep 2018

Third Circuit Holds That Title Companies Are Only Obligated to Defend Covered Claims Under Pennsylvania Law

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…
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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP | USA | 14 Aug 2018

Indiana Appellate Court Holds Title Insurance Company Not Liable For Negligent Misrepresentation

The Indiana Court of Appeals recently held that an insured's negligent misrepresentation claim against a title insurance company was properly…
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Morrison & Foerster LLP | USA | 16 Jul 2018

Round 2 for the Title Insurance Industry, But the Fight Is Far from Over

In February of this year, strict new regulations, promulgated by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), went into effect, banning title…
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Baker & Hostetler LLP | USA | 29 Jun 2018

Ground Leases: Some Basics, Some Specifics and How to Make Them Financeable

Ground leases are fairly common but sometimes overlooked property interests. A succinct but adequate definition of a ground lease was articulated by…
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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP | USA | 19 Jun 2018

Texas Federal Court Denies Motion for Remand on Title Insurance Dispute

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently held that it had diversity jurisdiction over an action regarding the…
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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP | USA | 17 May 2018

New York Appellate Court Dismisses Claim Against Title Agent Based on Title Policy’s Merger Clause

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…
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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP | USA | 8 May 2018

Utah Appellate Court Holds Use Restrictions Did Not Render Title Unmarketable, but Reduction in Lot Size Would Be Covered Under Title Insurance Policy

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