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Mass. Appeals Court Upholds Joint Tenancy Reformation Based on Parties’ Intent

February 20, 2024

Introduction The Appeals Court of Massachusetts recently affirmed a summary judgment decision in favor of a property...

California Appeals Court Upholds Dismissal of Negligence Claims Against Title Insurer/Escrow Agent

February 16, 2024

Introduction The California Court of Appeals, First Appellate District, Division Five recently upheld demurrer in favor of...

NJ Appeals Court Finds Title Agency Misclassified Employees as Independent Contractors

February 15, 2024

In a decision issued on January 31, 2024, the New Jersey Appellate Division analyzed whether the level...

The Community Wealth Preservation Program: A Guide for Lenders and Homeowners

February 2, 2024

Introduction On January 12, 2024, Governor Murphy signed legislation establishing the “Community Wealth Preservation Program,” which aims...

Real Property Principles: Recordation Status Doesn’t Supplant Actual Notice

January 23, 2024

Introduction After purchasing real property in 2017 in Greenport, New York, Plaintiff JMMJ Development, LLC (“JMMJ”) brought...

State Court Prioritizes Taxpayer ID in Adverse Possession of Unimproved Land Case

January 16, 2024

Introduction The Court of Appeals for Arkansas, Second Division, recently affirmed the dismissal of a complaint seeking...

Court Holds MPDAA Controls over Tenancy Act in Joint Account Ownership Case

December 20, 2023

Introduction The New Jersey Appellate Division recently decided a case involving levies on a bank account wherein...

Court Grants Motion to Dismiss Coverage Suit, Questioning What Plaintiff Knew and When She Knew it

December 12, 2023

Introduction In this case, the United States District Court for the Central District in California considered how...

Georgia Appellate Court Addresses Notice Provided by Unsigned Security Deed

November 22, 2023

Introduction In a thorough and detailed opinion, the Court of Appeals of Georgia, Second Division, held that...

Nevada Court Issues Significant Guidance on the Interpretation of ALTA HOA Endorsements

October 20, 2023

On October 12, 2023, the Supreme Court of Nevada (“the Court”) issued an important decision in the...

Connecticut Appeals Court Affirms Title Insurer Had No Duty to Defend

October 4, 2023

On March 21, 2023, the Connecticut Appeals Court (“the Court”) issued its opinion in the matter of...

Florida Appellate Court Holds Bank Does Not Owe a Duty to Refrain From Negligent Lending

September 15, 2023

On August 30, 2023, the Florida Third District Court of Appeal (“the Court”) issued its opinion in...

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