August 16, 2011
The California Court of Appeal accepted the filing of the CLTA brief in the case of Dollinger v. Chicago Title. The case concerns a failed sale with allegations of unmarketable title. The CLTA brief details why a void notice of merger does not render title unmarketable and coverage does not exist for governmental laws and regulations such as those under which the notice of merger was issued. The crux of the CLTA brief is that title claims must be on matters which in reality affect title and not simply matters that insureds believe may affect title by the possibility of future government action.