Congratulations to Indiana!

Congratulations to all who participated in the formation of the Indiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents (IAILTA).  The new Board has since approved unanimously the Bylaws, dues structure and elected the below officers, so they are set to move. Membership applications are now available online by clicking here. The next Board meeting will be held in  Noblesville, Indiana…

MERS Sued in Florida

Duval County Florida County Clerk Jim Fuller, has filed a class action lawsuit against MERS on behalf of Duval County and other counties in Florida. The suit alleges that the bank-owned mortgage registry violates state laws and has cost local governments millions in unpaid recording fees.

Buyers of Foreclosed Homes Beware in Massachusetts; SJC Rules Against Bevilacqua and BFPs

Wow. The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in the much-anticipated Bevilacqua v. Rodriguez case,  ruled that buyers of some foreclosed homes may not be the legal owners of those properties, even though they purchased the homes through a foreclosure proceeding and even in cases where they attempted a “try-title” (mostly equivalent to a state quiet title action) to…