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Attorney Held Personally Liable to Defrauded Lender

09/09/2019 - 12:01pm
In a recent opinion, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals for the United States found an attorney who served as the sellers' attorney and who was the owner of the title company that closed...

Cook County Changing to Predictable Fee Schedule

04/17/2019 - 2:21pm
Cook County has announced that, effective May 20, 2019, it is changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. For details and the new rates, please read the attached fee schedule from the...

Claims Corner - United States v. Z Investment Properties, LLC.

06/26/2019 - 1:02pm
In United States v. Z Investment Properties, LLC., 921 F.3d 696 (2019), the United States recorded a Notice of Federal Tax Lien (“Notice”) against the sole owner of a property in Lake County,...

Title Claims - Importance of Checking Legal Descriptions

06/26/2019 - 1:00pm
A common underlying cause of claims is an error in the legal description. Mistakes of this type can result in omitted parcels, unpaid taxes, erroneous conveyances, overlaps, and/or title disputes....

Fight Back against Cyber Crime

01/22/2019 - 11:00am
The threat of wire fraud is growing exponentially. Consider these staggering statistics involving Business E-mail Compromise (BEC) and E-mail Account Compromise (EAC) scams: $3 billion stolen from 41...

MyDec Required for All Cook County Conveyances Starting January 21, 2019

01/10/2019 - 2:52pm
The Cook County Recorder of Deeds has announced, effective January 21, 2019, the requirement to include electronically-completed MyDec declarations when recording property conveyances will expand to...

Kendall County Changing to Predictable Fee Schedule

01/08/2019 - 5:33pm
Kendall County has announced that, effective February 2, 2019, they are changing to a predictable fee schedule for recordings. For details and the new rates, please read the attached notice from the...

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