Issue No. 199 | November 25, 2020


EVENTS
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INDUSTRY NEWS
Equitable Lien: section 95.11(5)(b)'s one-year statute of limitation does not apply to a purchaser's funds (in excess of 10% of the purchase price), which were used to develop the condominium, as the purchaser provided funds-not "labor, services or materials" - Gabriji, LLC v. Hollywood East, LLC, No. 4D19-3495 (Fla. 4th DCA September 30, 2020) (reversing dismissal and remanding for further proceedings).

The Iowa Secretary of State has recently updated its administrative rules to remove a training requirement for notaries public who are not performing remote notarizations. Previously, all Iowa notaries were required to complete a training course within the six months prior to submitting an application for Appointment as a Notary Public.

Condominium / Release: condominium unit owner's claims against condominium association and board were barred by subject release; claims were based on water intrusion resulting from damaged roof that existed prior to date designated in release - Escadote I Corp. v. Ocean Three Condo. Assoc., Inc., No. 3D19-0500 (Fla. 3d DCA Oct. 7, 2020) (affirming entry of final summary judgment)

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FCRA: borrower failed to state claim for violation of FCRA based upon alleged fraud/forgery of underlying loan document, which was a legal defense to foreclosure action and not a factual inaccuracy in credit reporting – Uppal v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., No. 8:19-cv-1334-T-02JSS (M.D. Fla. Oct. 20, 2020) (granting motion to dismiss with prejudice)

LEGAL NEWS
Peterborough is asking a judge to rule in its favor in the long-standing legal dispute with the Monadnock Rod and Gun Club over land use violations.

Title Insurance Agent Denied Coverage Of Email Scam Loss
In this insurance coverage dispute, plaintiff Authentic Title Services, Inc. seeks coverage under its errors and omissions policy with defendant Greenwich Insurance Company for losses relating to an email spoofing scheme in which Authentic was duped into sending real estate loan proceeds to a fraudulent account. The parties have filed cross-motions for summary judgment.

Dayston v, LLC v. Brooke, voided a real estate contract because it failed to satisfy the Texas statute of frauds. Let’s see how the drafting mishap occurred.

In re Plains Pipeline, L.P., is a suit to adjudicate title to groundwater. Did the trial court err in allowing a party to drill seven test holes on a tank farm? (Spoiler alert: It didn't.) This decision evaluates an order in a unique civil discovery situation, and the underlying claims exemplify approaches to disputes over groundwater rights.

TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS
Americans need to have secure and unique digital identity documents if the county has a hope to compete with other world powers like China, said Toomas Ilves, former president of Estonia.

WORLD NEWS
Prior to the 1992 Constitution, distribution of property between spouses upon divorce had been determined largely by customary law or the Matrimonial Causes Act. The courts, therefore, gave judgments that varied in scope and content, depending upon the nature of marriage a person contracted.

TITLE AGENCY & PEOPLE IN THE NEWS
While the pandemic has affected the productivity of many local government agencies, the Kane County Recorder’s Office announced that on Oct. 13, it recorded the highest number of documents in a single day since January 2007.

Chicago Title, a member of the Fidelity National Financial family of companies, has acquired Commercial Partners Title in Minneapolis.

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OTHER TRENDING NEWS
For legions of hungry New Yorkers, the name Gloria conjures images of steaming goat curry, jerk chicken, doubles, and callaloo. Located on Nostrand Avenue and Sterling Place in Crown Heights, Gloria’s Caribbean Cuisine has served up authentic Trinidadian dishes from a colorful corner shop for nearly two decades.

How much would you pay for what might be the oldest log cabin in the United States?
You definitely wouldn't pay $2.9 million. We know that for a fact.

A general scarlet fever quarantine in Shawnee, closing all schools except the senior high school and keeping children under the age of 15 years from attending theaters, churches, and other public gatherings was announced on May 1, 1936. Dr. Leroy G. Neal, city physician served the notice as three new cases on that day brought the total in Shawnee to 54.

Dorothy Parker Honored With Building She’d Be Evicted From[Contributed by Bill Collins-Frontier Abstract-Rochester]
The Parker West is a mostly glass-faced new building on West 72nd Street. It’s named for the fact that Dorothy Parker—the great short-story writer, poet, and wit—grew up in the house that occupied its site. 

Marianne Mathieu, NTP
Vice President/National Agency Accounts
Fidelity National Financial
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