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Fraud Alert
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
E-mail Scam Alert: Association Phishing Scam »
Published:  January 24, 2017 It has come to the attention of the CLTA that individuals have attempted to target o...
Monday, March 14, 2016
CLTA Fraud Alert! »
  Published:  March 14, 2016 It has come to the attention of the CLTA that the incidence of URL spoofi...

News Express
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Recording Fee Legislation Awaits Vote on Senate Floor »
Senate Bill 2 (Atkins) , which would fund affordable housing through a substantial increase in recording fees, is current...
Friday, May 19, 2017
CA Dept. of Business Oversight Issues Release on Acceptable Evidence of Disbursement Date »
ALTA Settlement Statement Acceptable The Department of Business Oversight recently issued updated information...
Monday, December 19, 2016
CLTA Publishes 2016 Edition of the Annual Summary of Legislation »
  CLTA Publishes 2016 Edition of the Annual Summary of Legislation The California Land Title Associat...
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
FinCEN Provides Verbal Clarification on GTO Frequently Asked Questions »
The US Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on Tuesday provided verbal clarification to the American L...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Governor Signs Legislation Increasing Cap on Notary Fees »
Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on August 17th that raises the fee cap for acknowledgments and jurats to $15 – a 5...

CLTA News
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Jeff Kerns Elected CLTA President »
Newly installed CLTA President Jeff Kerns started his title career at family-owned Yosemite Title in 1977 while he was sti...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Settlement Committee Approved by Board »
The CLTA Board approved a new standing committee, the Settlement Committee.  By establishing the committee, the Board...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Supports Review by California Supreme Court »
The CLTA filed a request with the California Supreme Court asking the court to accept a case for review relating to lien p...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Elects New Officers »
The CLTA Board of Governors and membership at large elected the following officers to serve from July 1, 2017 through June...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Industry Awards »
The CLTA Presidential Award is a special award given to formally recognize people who do amazing work for the association...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Collecting and Publishing Data on Gender Pay Differentials »
Assembly Bill 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher) requires most employers with 250 or more employees to collect gender pay differen...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Inclusionary Housing Requirements Get Assembly Approval »
Assembly Bill 1505 (Bloom) allows the legislative body of a city or county to adopt an ordinance that requires, as a con...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Majority of Public Opposes New Gas Tax – Impact on Recording Fee Increase? »
Despite the Governor’s successful drive to pass a gas tax increase, the public is opposed. A recent Sacramento Bee poll f...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Bill Prohibiting Sale of Federal Lands Passes the California Senate »
Senate Bill 50 (Allen) passed the Senate on a 24-11 vote. As mentioned in a prior enews article, the bill makes any t...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
California Assembly Considers Legislation Eliminating Mortgage Interest Deduction for Second Homes »
The mortgage interest deduction for second homes would be eliminated by Assembly Bill 71 (Chiu), in order to fund a $2...

Industry News
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Ca Department of Business Oversight Issues Release on Acceptable Evidence of Disbursement Date »
The Department of Business Oversight recently issued updated information regarding acceptable evidence of compliance w...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
CLTA Panel Focuses on Rapidly Changing Landscape for eNotarization »
ENotarization was the focus of a Technology panel at last month’s CLTA convention that was moderated by Paul Flores of Fid...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Warren Buffet Lunch Aids California Charity Work, Including Housing Support »
The winner of this year’s auction for a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett is helping a good cause. Th...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Fannie Mae Accepts Electronic Notarization »
Fannie Mae is now accepting delivery and servicing of mortgage loans with electronic documents, including security instrum...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Conforming Loan Limits Increased »
For the first time in a decade, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced an increase in conforming loan limits for Fan...

Court Cases
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Usury »
Hardwick v. Wilcox Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A147944) 5/22/17 The court upheld a judgment in favor of plaintif...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Deficiency Judgments »
Black Sky Capital v. Cobb Cal.App. 4th Dist., Div. 2 (E064482) 6/13/17 Where a lender who holds both a sen...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Street Dedication »
Scher v. Burke Cal. Supreme Court (S230104) 6/15/17 The court upheld the appellate court opinion . Th...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Trustee's Sales »
Berman v. HSBC Bank Cal.App. 3rd Dist. (C081487)  4/11/17 (Cert. for pub. 5/3/17) The court held that...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Equitable Easements »
Hinrichs v. Melton Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B267505)  5/3/17 The court affirmed the trial court's judgment pro...

President's Message
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Letter from CLTA's President, Steve Tjaden »
I am extremely honored and proud to accept this year’s appointment as President of the CLTA. I would like to thank E...

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