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ATG Shareholders' Meeting

09/04/2012 - 2:44pm
More details to come. ATG Members: Save the date and watch for your proxy card in the mail.

New Wisconsin Construction Escrow Forms

08/28/2012 - 9:28am
NOTE: For in-depth information on this topic, attend our online seminar October 18, 2012, and earn 1.5 hours of CLE: Construction Liens and Disbursing in Wisconsin  WISCONSIN UNDERWRITING BULLETIN...

Commercial Department at ATG Can Offer More Competitive Rates

08/24/2012 - 3:19pm
  All members who have an order above one million dollars should contact ATG’s Commercial Department for a lower rate bid on these transactions. The Commercial Department can assist members by...

EZ DEC and Revenue Stamps for Cook County Transactions

07/27/2012 - 12:00am
  EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY ATTN ATG Members and Closers: We have just been informed that as of today, July 27, 2012, there is no money in the stamp machines for State, County, and City stamps....

CALL TO ACTION: CFPB Releases Closing Disclosure Form - Review/Submit Comments by 11.6.12

07/20/2012 - 10:26am
Options within the CFPB’s Proposed Closing Disclosure form could potentially displace title insurance agents from our role in the closing process. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)...

Bankruptcy Court Voids Mortgage for Failure to Include an Interest Rate

07/13/2012 - 9:44am
In re Crane, BR 11-90592, 2012 WL 1155738 (Bankr. C.D. Ill. Apr. 5, 2012); on appeal as, The Gifford State Bank v Richardson, 12-CV-21146 (C. D. Ill.). Summary:  Mortgages are avoidable in bankruptcy...

Hold Harmless Letters: What They Mean for Claims Administration

07/06/2012 - 4:38pm
A hold harmless letter is an indemnity agreement between two title insurance underwriters wherein, one underwriter agrees to indemnify the other for any claim that may arise out of a particular title...