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ALTA Introduces New CPL Form with Major Potential Negative Implications for the Financial Services Industry

In April, we posted about the significant protection afforded mortgage lenders and servicers as part of closing protection letters including recent judicial interpretations providing critical indemnity to lenders for “actual loss” in relation to closing instruction violations and fraud. Recently, we learned that title insurers are issuing a new version of the (Closing Protection Letter) … Continue Reading

Emerging Issues in Title Insurance – Webinar Recording and Slides Available

I recently participated in a webinar focusing on businesses and financial institutions who frequently buy and sell properties or make loans taking property as collateral. We discussed emerging issues in the world of title insurance, including recent interpretations of key terms and conditions in standard form lender’s policies, expanded indemnity due under closing protection letters … Continue Reading

Mortgage Lenders Should Timely Consider Protection Afforded by Closing Protection Letters

Mortgage lenders and servicers frequently consider potential indemnity due under finally issued lender’s title insurance policies and strive to submit timely claims when a covered defect arises. These same parties should also consider whether additional indemnity is due as part of a separately issued closing protection letter (CPL), also known as an “insured closing services … Continue Reading
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