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Omitted Mortgagor - Whoever Owns Property Must Unconditionally Execute the Mortgage

05/13/2011 - 5:44pm
Last published in the March 2010 ATG Casenotes and Underwriters' Bulletin As the number of foreclosures has increased, the number of claims that ATG has received because there is an omitted mortgagor...

Illinois Mortgage Foreclosures; IAPLD Procedural Update

04/11/2011 - 12:28pm
Circuit Court Judge Halts Fisher and Shapiro Foreclosures Altered Documents Affect More than 1700 Cook County Foreclosures Dear ATG Agent: A circuit court in Cook County, Illinois, recently...

Authority to Conduct Non-ATG Closings

01/13/2011 - 8:28am
Many members have asked about whether they can obtain CPLs for closings they conduct where ATG is not writing title insurance. ATG does not issue CPLs for any transactions where ATG is not insuring...

Illinois Closing Protection Letters

12/13/2010 - 8:28am
ATG SPECIAL BULLETIN December 13, 2010   Attention ATG Agents: Effective January 1, 2011 REMINDER: New Closing Protection Letters and Procedures for Illinois   EDITOR'S NOTE: This information was...

Mortgage Foreclosures and Deceased Mortgagors

08/18/2010 - 12:25pm
In the wake of ABN AMRO Mortgage Group, Inc v McGahan (see our July 2010 casenote), ATG has revised its underwriting guidelines for mortgage foreclosures. For all mortgage foreclosures filed after...

Indiana State Regulatory Fee

08/09/2009 - 12:00am
TO: ATG Indiana Members FROM: Jerry T. Gorman Senior Vice President – Downstate Operations DATE: August 9, 2006 RE: Title Insurance Enforcement Fund   Dear Indiana Members: The State of Indiana...

Acceptable Identification for the Purpose of Notarization

06/15/2009 - 9:28am
On June 1, 2009 changes to the Illinois Notary Act took effect. One section of the Act that has undergone significant change is section 6-102(d), the text of which follows. (d) A notary public has...