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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...

Judgment and Lien Basics

06/22/2011 - 11:37am
Originally published in the December 2008 issue of the ATG Casenotes and Underwriters' Bulletin It is important to make sure that a name search is done for all the parties that could have judgment...