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The Insured Must Provide a Proof of Loss for a Claim

06/20/2012 - 3:06pm
Once a title company has admitted liability to an insured for a matter covered under the Owner’s Policy of Title Insurance (“policy”), the title company will commonly ask the insured for a proof of...

New Approval Standards for Construction Escrow Disbursement

06/20/2012 - 8:51am
ATTN: ATG Members ATG Regulation No. 5: Special Title Procedures for Construction Loan Escrows, Revised June 23, 2010 Provides: An ATG member shall not establish or administer a construction loan...

CPLs and Bifurcated Transactions

06/20/2012 - 12:00am
ATG’s Closing Protection Letter (CPL) ordering and delivery system for Illinois and Indiana transactions presumes that the closing will be conducted by the same ATG title insurance agent as who...

What is the Title Insurer’s Liability?

05/22/2012 - 1:35pm
There is a lot of misconception as to what a title insurer’s liability is to an insured.  A title insurer’s liability is limited to the policy. When an attorney submits a claim, the policy jacket...

Ethics Alert: Loan Modification Scammers Recruiting Lawyers

05/08/2012 - 2:15pm
ARDC Notice: May 7, 2012 | Lawyers, particularly sole and small firm practitioners, are increasingly becoming the target of loan modification scammers seeking to recruit lawyers in an effort to...

Administrative Cases in the Chain of Title

04/23/2012 - 1:08pm
    July 2009 Vol. 2, No. 7   Claims Corner Chain of Title Administrative Cases in the Chain of Title In general, title insurance does not provide coverage for violations...

New Website Launch

04/11/2012 - 11:02am
After months of planning and lots of valuable input from ATG members and other users---the new website is up and running. Check out the new features and layout, and don't hesitate to give feedback....