Industry & Technology news compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 03/27/19
Compliments of Marianne Mathieu
Industry Events
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Industry News
Fidelity National Financial takes digital closing nationwide
HousingWire - The digital real estate closing revolution is about to take a giant step forward, as the nation’s largest title insurance company is rolling out hybrid and fully digital closing options throughout its entire title insurance network.

Few black people get home mortgages in Detroit, data show
The Virginian-Pilot - White people make up just 10 percent of Detroit’s population but got nearly half of the home mortgage loans made in 2017 for which the race of the applicant was known.

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending February 22, 2019
JD Supra
Real Property Update:
Foreclosure / Paragraph 22
Financial Services Update:
TCPA / Telemarketing
FDCPA / Section 1692(g) Requirements
FCCPA / Notice of Assignment
Title Insurance Update:
Res Judicata

Real Property Update: Week Ending February 15, 2019
JD Supra
Real Property Update:
Substantive Due Process
Foreclosure / Standing
Foreclosure / Receiver

City to meet with VMT, Orcem on Tuesday - Another instance where title insurance saves the day!
Times-Herald - After months of trying, the city of Vallejo is expected to sit down with representatives from Vallejo Marine Terminal (VMT) and Orcem Americas during a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, according to the agenda shared with the Times-Herald.

Notice and opportunities to comment
CFPB (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau) - Check here for notices and opportunities to comment posted by the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP). These requests can include: proposed rules, requests for information, and Paperwork Reduction Act notices that give the public an opportunity to comment on certain planned or existing reporting, record keeping, and disclosure requirements.

Legal News
Resolving Agent of Change issues in planning: As easy as noise easements?
JD Supra - This blog examines the complexities of Agent of Change cases from our experience acting for developers and venues alike and, in particular, considers the concept and use of noise easements...

Montana Amends Reporting Requirement Provisions for Escrow Businesses
JD Supra - On February 28, 2019, the Montana legislature passed HB-108, which revised the Regulation of Escrow Businesses Act (the Act) language applicable to the “maintenance of records” and “hearings – penalties.”

Tenth Circuit Holds Title Insurance Company Had No Duty to Defend or Indemnify Insured Lender in Fraudulent Conveyance Action
Lexology - In a decision approved for publication, the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit recently reversed a District Court and found that a title insurance company did not have a duty to defend an insured lender in an action alleging...

DBS sponsors bill at state (OR) - HB 3362 would affect title insurance companies policies on cannabis properties
Curry Costal Pilot - State Rep. David Brock Smith, R-Port Orford, has his hands in the midst of scores of legislative bills being debated in Salem this session, many of which, if approved, are directly related to Curry County..

How a Weird Real Estate Law Roiled Mark Zuckerberg's Hawaiian Home Plans® - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may be one of the richest men in the world, but his dream of owning a Hawaiian paradise has turned out to be more challenging to realize than he'd planned..

Tech / Social Media
DMV computer mess reckoning: Senate approves $13 million for license centers (MN)
Twin Cities Pioneer Press - More than a year and a half after the botched launch of a state computer system for vehicle tabs and titles, state lawmakers took another step toward making amends to some of those affected..

International cyber scheme included email fraud of Bellingham company
The Bellingham Herald - Included among their crimes was email fraud of a Bellingham land title company in 2016 that resulted in the dispersal of approximately $60,000.

World News
Coast waterfront mansion link to French fraud (Australia)
The Courier Mail - A Sunshine Coast mum's palatial waterfront mansion could be sold from under her after it was allegedly bought with stolen money.

Brazil fails to give adequate public access to Amazon land title data, study finds
Mongabay - Eight Amazonian states failed to meet required transparency criteria and to provide the public with up to date private land tenure data on public domain lands, contributing to land disputes.

Title Agency & People in the News
Tully runs to maintain development strength
Daily Jefferson County Union - Jefferson born-and-bred, Tully serves as vice president of Fidelity Land Title, a three-generation family business, where he has been working for almost a quarter-century..

Title searchers play vital role in property transactions
TimesUnion - They are some of the best-informed people around on a county's development history.

Governor honors area businesses for longevity
Debois County Free Press - Dubois County Title Co. Inc. was among 65 Indiana companies and organizations honored by Governor Eric J. Holcomb during an event at the Indiana Statehouse.

Title Agents Go Nationwide
For agents interested in growing their businesses by expanding into multiple states, we’re here to make the process simple and profitable. We offer you one point of contact to streamline your options and solutions.

In Other News
A little privacy please?!
Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs - That time when open plan living broke through the acceptability threshold.

The Race to Put Thousands of Miles of English Walking Paths Back on the Map
Atlas Obscura - Corpse roads are among the country’s traditional trails..

Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group