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Negligent Misrepresentation for Title Abstracters

07/13/2011 - 11:59am
In U.S. Bank, N.A. v Integrity Land Title Corp., 929 NE2d 742 (Ind., 2010), the Indiana Supreme Court recognized the tort of negligent misrepresentation where a title company's commitment failed to...

Civil Union Act

06/28/2011 - 12:22pm
PA 96-1513 (SB 1716), Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, 750 ILCS 75/1–90 (2011), Effective Date: June 1, 2011 Illinois enacted new legislation that legalizes civil unions...

Civil Unions: Impact on Real Estate

06/28/2011 - 12:14pm
The Impact of Civil Unions on Real Estate The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (Civil Union Act or Act), 750 ILCS 75/1, et seq., was signed into law on January 31, 2011, by...

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...