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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
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
CLTA's 110th Annual Convention - Register Now! »
  Early Bird Registration Available The California Land Title Association's 110th Annual Convention is...
Monday, December 19, 2016
CLTA's 110th Annual Convention - SPONSOR NOW! »
  CLTA's 110th Annual Convention - SPONSOR NOW! Early Bird Sponsorship Opportunities Available...
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...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
In Memoriam - Lee P. Bardellini »
  In Memoriam - Lee P. Bardellini The CLTA sadly reports that title attorney, Lee Bardellini, passed aw...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
CLTA Title Consumer Publications Updated »
  The CLTA Education Committee recently updated the following two Title Consumer publications: U...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
CLTA Warns At-Risk Groups of Impact of Recording Fee Increase »
CLTA Executive Vice President and Counsel Craig Page sent a letter to a number of advocacy groups notifying them of the po...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
CLTA Updates Online Publications »
  CLTA Updates Online Publications CLTA's online publications, the CLTA Manual and P&E Forms publ...
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
2017 Directory Available Now! »
  2017 CLTA Directory Available Now! The 2017 CLTA Annual Directory is now in the hands of our valued members!...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
PACE Financing Draws Congressional Attention Amidst Pending California Legislation »
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing has finally attracted the attention of Congress. Senator Tom Cotton (R.,...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Swimming Pool Safety Measures Strengthened and Inspections Required before a Transfer »
Senate Bill 442 (Newman) would require that when a building permit is issued, that the pool or spa be equipped with at l...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Proposed Water Savings Program Follows the PACE Design »
Senate Bill 564 (McGuire), also known as the Water Bill Savings Act, looks to build upon the precedent set by PACE finan...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Correcting Indexing Upon Request and Providing Relief from Liability »
Assembly Bill 794 (Gallagher) requires recorders to correct an indexing mistake within 10 days, if the recorder receives...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Permitting of Coastal Structures and Penalties for Unpermitted Structures »
The California Coastal Act of 1976 generally requires the permitting of revetments, breakwaters, groins, harbor channels,...

Industry News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Board of Equalization Publishes Letter on Assessing PACE Improvements »
The BOE published a letter to county assessors that the PACE financing is similar to assessing the value of public improve...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Homes in Northern California are Selling Quickly at Prices Above Asking »
According to, Northern California was home to three of the top five real estate markets in the nation in terms...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
NAIC Continues to Explore Cyber Security »
As the CLTA reported last June, the NAIC Cybersecurity Task Force received feedback from interested parties, including the...
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
ALTA Information Security Bulletin: Social Engineering and Phishing »
Last year, ALTA created an Information Security Committee to develop cyber awareness, prevention, detection and response/r...
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Mortgage Applications Up Slightly Nationwide, Refinance Applications Touch Lows »
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) reported last week that mortgage applications rose 1.5% from the week earlier whi...

Court Cases
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Foreclosure »
Dr. Leevil, LLC v. Westlake Health Care Center Where a lease that had recorded before a deed of trust conta...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Adverse Possession »
Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy The court held that plaintiff was not able to establish termination of an road easemen...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Equitable Subrogation »
Bank of New York Mellon v. Citibank Defendant refinanced its own home equity line of credit (HELOC) loan and, almo...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Trustee's Sales »
  Gillies v. JPMorgan Chase Bank Plaintiff homeowner filed this action, following several other sim...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Trustee's Sales »
  Kalnoki v. First American Trustee Servicing Solutions In this action to set aside a trustee's sal...

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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