Due Diligence Required of ALL Closing Staff

We all use auxiliary help when times are busy.  Signing agents and temporary help.  But beware; are you giving “non-employees” dangerous access to personal information that you are responsible for? The DOJ has issued a press release regarding  a temporary...

New Construction Homes – Are You Getting the Right Indemnities

Interesting case regarding new construction law. Although out of a Missouri Court, the takeaway still applies. When obtaining a Sworn Statement from a Builder stating that all subcontractors have been paid, do you also obtain a personal indemnity? Do you know the...

Handle Title Claims Timely or Pay the Penalty

I have commented in the past on how not handling title claims in a timely manner can cause damages, and I use real examples to stress the point. Well, comes another heavy duty example.  The Superior Court of Pennsylvania has upheld $1,572,909.24 in punitive damages in...

Unverified complaints to the CFPB: by all means, let’s publish them!

Reasonable comments made in Lexology about the CFPB publishing consumer complaints for the whole world to see. I mean really – is that fair? After all, who wants their name besmirched by a cranky customer. This makes the lender, title company, real estate...