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INDUSTRY NEWS
Construction Lien: a delinquency charge of 1.5 percent found in materialman's contract with general contractor is not a finance charge recoverable under the materialman lien statute, Florida Statutes section 713.06(1) - Fernandez v. Manning Bldg. Supplies, Inc., No. 1D18-4819 (Fla. 1st DCA Sept. 25, 2019) (affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded).

Since the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act (the “Act”) found bipartisan support in the House Financial Services Committee back in March,[1] the industry has been waiting for even the slightest sign of its legislative progress. 

The House on Tuesday passed legislation aimed at cracking down on the use of anonymous shell companies for illicit activities. 

Legal Services will use these funds to expand volunteer lawyer involvement in its Neighborhood Vacancy Initiative (NVI) to better serve four high-vacancy City neighborhoods – The West End, Academy/Sherman Park, Old North St. Louis, and Hyde Park.

“We are proud of all the work that we’ve done when it comes to digital closings and Remote Online Notarization,” said Steve Day, president of National Agency Operations for Fidelity National Financial.

Broadies Byas’s home is a hidden gem. From the outside, it looks unassuming, if somewhat neglected.

LEGAL NEWS
For 40 years, nearly 200 paving bills issued to landowners sat inside Granite Shoals city hall collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest. The city continues collecting this money from landowners, but an attorney tells KXAN state law required the city to forgive these debts in 2006.

As to cutting it down, it depends on the location of the tree, and whether there are local ordinances affecting removal. As to poisoning, no.

Exasperated county commissioners in Ohio, tasked with selling the Georgia home of its elderly former owner, have slashed the price of the property to $1 after four years of failing to find an interested buyer.

In two recent cases, the same 3-judge panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court provided the latest words on the law of adverse possession.

TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA
Three people, part of a Business Email Compromise (BEC) scammer group that stole roughly €10.7 million ($11,900,000) from 12 companies, were arrested in Spain by the Guardia Civil as part of Operation Lavanco.

TITLE AGENCY & PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
“She understands everything about title and real estate,” he said. “(North Coast Title) is a real service company, they literally will come door to door. You can’t get that with most companies. If you have issues that come up, they just literally figure out a way to solve it.”

Vicki DiPasquale is Vice President of Sales for Simplifile, where she has overseen and supported all sales activities and directed county and submitter growth efforts for the last eight years.

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OTHER TRENDING NEWS
After her husband died in 1881, Sarah Lockwood Pardee Winchester was one of the wealthiest people in the United States. She inherited more than $20.5 million, equivalent to $532 million in 2018, as well as 50% of the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, which gave her an income of roughly $1,000 per day.

When South Burlington leaders recently began to consider building an indoor recreational center, they wanted to know what features residents most coveted. Turf? A movement studio? A maker space?

A house erected on the land where mass murderer John Wayne Gacy once killed 33 people has hit the market for $459,000, but interested buyers may never know about its sordid history thanks to an Illinois law that allows owners to decide for themselves whether to disclose such gritty details.

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