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Obtaining Hold Harmless Letters

06/28/2011 - 12:03pm
ATG Needs Members’ Assistance, Timely Requests ATG's Hold Harmless Department procures hold harmless letters from other title companies as a service to our members. As a result of working with other...

Mortgage Fraud Highest in Certain Illinois Zip Codes

06/28/2011 - 11:47am
ATG has received a notice from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation that states that the following Chicago-area zip codes fall in the top twenty zip codes in the nation for fraud...

Judgment and Lien Basics

06/22/2011 - 11:37am
Originally published in the December 2008 issue of the ATG Casenotes and Underwriters' Bulletin It is important to make sure that a name search is done for all the parties that could have judgment...

Omitted Mortgagor - Whoever Owns Property Must Unconditionally Execute the Mortgage

05/13/2011 - 5:44pm
Last published in the March 2010 ATG Casenotes and Underwriters' Bulletin As the number of foreclosures has increased, the number of claims that ATG has received because there is an omitted mortgagor...

Illinois Mortgage Foreclosures; IAPLD Procedural Update

04/11/2011 - 12:28pm
Circuit Court Judge Halts Fisher and Shapiro Foreclosures Altered Documents Affect More than 1700 Cook County Foreclosures Dear ATG Agent: A circuit court in Cook County, Illinois, recently...

Authority to Conduct Non-ATG Closings

01/13/2011 - 8:28am
Many members have asked about whether they can obtain CPLs for closings they conduct where ATG is not writing title insurance. ATG does not issue CPLs for any transactions where ATG is not insuring...

Illinois Closing Protection Letters

12/13/2010 - 8:28am
ATG SPECIAL BULLETIN December 13, 2010   Attention ATG Agents: Effective January 1, 2011 REMINDER: New Closing Protection Letters and Procedures for Illinois   EDITOR'S NOTE: This information was...