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Title Insurance Industry & Technology News 04/3/19
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Many questions about garbage fees
As Leflore County Board Attorney Joyce Chiles begins her investigation into the county’s $1.3 million problem of unpaid garbage fees, she’s faced with many questions and not a lot of easy answers....

Real estate attorney challenges validity of Carmack deed
Robert Carmack of Wyandotte during a March 13 hearing on his controversial sale of $1 million worth of land in the city of Detroit....

Financial Services & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending March 1, 2019
FDCPA: no liability for a debt collector that provides the name of the hospital, the account number, patient name, date of service, and amount of debt, but who fails to include the word....

Real Property, Financial Services, & Title Insurance Update: Week Ending March 8, 2019
Lis Pendens: trial court erred by not discharging lis pendens concerning real property because defendant did not grant an interest in the property, and plaintiff's claims....

Cuomo on budget: Marijuana out, real estate transfer tax in
Gov. Andrew Cuomo budged on the budget Friday. The Democrat admitted in a late Friday afternoon press conference in Albany that his plan to legalize adult recreational marijuana would not make the annual fiscal plan. ....

Trump Calls for End to GSE Conservatorship
President Trump has signed a presidential memorandum that will initiate what the White House is calling “overdue reform of the housing finance system.”....

Marijuana banking bill picks up momentum
Lawmakers are poised to send a bill to the House floor that would allow banks to provide services to legal marijuana businesses....

Legal News
Appeals court says lower court abused its discretion regarding disputed funds in real estate transaction
BEAUMONT — The Court of Appeals for the Ninth District of Texas at Beaumont has ruled a trial court abused its discretion regarding disputed funds in Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend LLP v. Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP ....

Local attorneys deliberate over investment trends, mergers and acquisitions
Two law firm investment trends have the potential to change the legal landscape in our region. The first is the push to lift the ban on outside investments in law firms by non- lawyer firms....

Discovery of ancient burial mounds traps landowners in bureaucratic 'bottomless pit of hell'
When Beau and Dian Sutton bought a wooded half-acre near B.C.'s Chilliwack River in 2014, they intended to build their dream home....

Technology & Social Media
Research claims ‘poorly understood’ blockchain technology cannot solve land rights issue
Blockchain technology has been touted as a solution for a variety of industries since its rise into the mainstream over the past decade, but land ownership is not one of them according to new research....

World News
Kenya - Woman abandons children in court over land case
Drama unfolded at the High Court in Machakos after a woman from Makueni County abandoned her five children and stormed out of the courtroom in despair following an unexpected turn in a long-running land case....

Amsterdam - New Study Of Old Real Estate Bubbles (1582-1810) Finds Two Surprising Similarities With Modern Booms
Amsterdam had three large real estate bubbles from 1582 to 1810. The real estate market was entirely different 200-400 years ago but those Amsterdam bubbles shared at least two....

Title Agency & People in the News
Top Workplaces: Flexibility a vital part of productivity, loyalty at work
When Erica Silloway was thrown into a whirlwind battle with breast cancer two years ago, she didn’t question whether her job would still be there after surgery....

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.

Other Trending News
15 Easily Overlooked Plaques You'll Be Glad You Stopped to Read
Hoping to make your next trip especially inspiring and informative? Try following this simple rule: Always, always, always, always, always read the plaque....

Real Estate Agents Sum Up Their Careers With Hilarious, Made-Up Book Titles
It’s been said that you need three bones to make it in real estate: a backbone, a wishbone, and a funny bone. Well, the agents below have that last one in spades!....

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Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Title Group
(347) 987-0677