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Attorneys Must Comply With New Trust Account Rules

07/22/2011 - 12:14pm
Effective Date: September 1, 2011 The Illinois Supreme Court has approved new trust account rules, effective September 1, 2011, by amending Rule 1.15 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct...

The Impact of Amendments to IRPC 1.15: A Lawyer's Obligation to Manage and Protect Client Funds

07/22/2011 - 11:44am
EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2011 On July 1, 2011, the Supreme Court of Illinois announced amendments to Rule 1.15 of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct (IRPC) regarding a lawyer's obligation...

Negligent Misrepresentation for Title Abstracters

07/13/2011 - 11:59am
In U.S. Bank, N.A. v Integrity Land Title Corp., 929 NE2d 742 (Ind., 2010), the Indiana Supreme Court recognized the tort of negligent misrepresentation where a title company's commitment failed to...

Civil Union Act

06/28/2011 - 12:22pm
PA 96-1513 (SB 1716), Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act, 750 ILCS 75/1–90 (2011), Effective Date: June 1, 2011 Illinois enacted new legislation that legalizes civil unions...

Civil Unions: Impact on Real Estate

06/28/2011 - 12:14pm
The Impact of Civil Unions on Real Estate The Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act (Civil Union Act or Act), 750 ILCS 75/1, et seq., was signed into law on January 31, 2011, by...

Obtaining Hold Harmless Letters

06/28/2011 - 12:03pm
ATG Needs Members’ Assistance, Timely Requests ATG's Hold Harmless Department procures hold harmless letters from other title companies as a service to our members. As a result of working with other...

Mortgage Fraud Highest in Certain Illinois Zip Codes

06/28/2011 - 11:47am
ATG has received a notice from the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation that states that the following Chicago-area zip codes fall in the top twenty zip codes in the nation for fraud...

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