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INDUSTRY NEWS
Foreclosure / Res Judicata: res judicata did not apply where later foreclosure action was based on different period of default than the prior action on same loan - Bullock v. Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC, No. 1D18-3130 (Fla. 1st DCA June 28, 2019) (affirming foreclosure judgment)

A Wall Street Journal editorial of July 10th lays out what the House Democrats’ most recent socialist scheme (H.R.3195 - Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act) is all about. In June, the Democrats who sit on the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R.3195, which is currently winding its way through the House.

A quarter of all American malls will close by 2022. An architecture professor explains why malls are failing and what their future entails.

Residents in the Woodmere Villa neighborhood in Orcutt were presented with Notice of Trustee's Sale letters Thursday, leading to uncertainty and confusion ...

Flying a drone is effectively prohibited in New York City, notwithstanding a 2016 rule from the Federal Aviation Administration legalizing commercial drone use. Two City Council members would like see that change, and so would the city’s commercial real estate sector.

Fidelity National Financial, Inc. (FNF)
Q 2, 2019 Earnings Call
July 17, 2019 11:00 AM ET

LEGAL NEWS
The United States District Court for the District of Nevada recently granted a title insurance company’s motion for summary judgment regarding a homeowners’ association lien that purportedly extinguished the insured lender’s deed of trust. See Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., 2019 WL 2062947 (D. Nev. May 9, 2019).

The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit recently reversed a lower court and held that a title insurance company’s negligence claims against property surveyors may have been tolled until the insurer or its insured discovered the encroachment at issue. 

Morgan & Morgan’s Florida Business Trial Group has hit Tampa-based Am Law 200 firm Carlton Fields and four of its attorneys with a legal malpractice lawsuit claiming Carlton Fields betrayed a client by representing a company on the opposite side of a transaction.

We’ve been tracking the impacts of sea-level rise in California, and previously reported on a potential recommendation by the California Coastal Commission to utilize eminent domain for “managed retreat” — buying or condemning threatened homes and relocating them or tearing them down, which would thereafter free the coastline and preserve the beaches. 

TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA
SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, a project is underway to register the Moon with Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

In his debut novel, British writer Tim Maughan finds an ingenious and plausible way to bring the world as we know it to an end: Someone breaks the internet. A massive denial-of-service attack severs instantly the electronic connections we have come to rely on—local and global, logistical and personal—plunging the world into a new dark age..

TITLE AGENCY & PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
Although he did a bit of everything as a young lawyer, Robert deTreville Lawrence IV these days specializes in estate planning, trust administration and real estate law.

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
Some offices maintain comfort pets--cuddly animals that make the workplace a friendly, welcoming, and happy place to work. Someone has to be responsible for these pets. At a large corporation, that can mean a lot of animals. That's why a "growth strategist" on LinkedIn named John James wants to hire a Chief Comfort Pet Officer:

Rent the Backyard  is one of the rare startups with a name that perfectly suits what it does. The company, which is part of  Y Combinator’s  current batch, builds studio apartments in homeowners’ backyards, which are then rented out for income.


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Marianne Mathieu, NTP
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