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Fraud Alert
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
FRAUD ALERT! Diverted Wire Transfer Scam: Payoff Proceeds are the Latest Target »
In the latest twist to diverted wire transfers, fraudsters are now targeting loan payoff proceeds. Fraudsters intercept pa...
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
Monday, March 4, 2019
In Honor of Bob Ayers »
It is with a heavy heart and sadness that we announce that Bob Ayers, owner of TransCounty Title Company, passed away on S...
Friday, December 28, 2018
CLTA Publishes 2018 Summary of Legislation »
Bulletin 2018/19-42 | December 28, 2018. The California Land Title Association is releasing its annual Summary of Legis...
Friday, December 7, 2018
NAT Parent Company Lennar Corp. Announcese Partnership with "Insurtech" Startup States Title »
Bulletin 2018/19-39 December 7, 2018 In a press release issued yesterday by its parent company Lennar Corporation,...
Friday, November 16, 2018
FinCEN Reissues Real Estate Geographic Targeting Orders »
Bulletin 2018/19-35 November 16, 2018 On November 15th the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced...
Monday, November 5, 2018
State Restriction on Transferring Federal Lands Ruled Unconstitutional »
Bulletin 2018/19-31 November 5, 2018 A United States federal court ruled as unconstitutional a 2017 state law that...

CLTA News
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
CLTA Agrees to File Brief in California Supreme Court Supporting CA Regulatory System »
The California Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Villanueva v. Fidelity National Title Co. , involving whether...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
CLTA Welcomes a New Member Title Company »
The CLTA is pleased to welcome a new title company, States Title Insurance Company of California, as Regular member of the...
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
CLTA Makes Form Filings with the Department of Insurance »
As a title insurance advisory organization, the CLTA made several form filings in the first quarter of 2019 for use by CLT...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
CLTA Elects New Officers »
The CLTA Board of Governors and membership at large elected the following Officers to serve from July 1, 2019 through June...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
CLTA Industry Awards Recipients »
The CLTA Presidential Award is a special award given to formally recognize people who perform exemplary work for the assoc...

Sacramento Report
Monday, September 16, 2019
Governor Reaches Deal on Statewide Rent Control »
Governor Newsom’s office announced a proposed deal on Assembly Bill 1482 (Chiu) to cap annual rent increases at 5 pe...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Legislature Passes Several Bills Dealing with California Consumer Privacy Act »
Prior to the end of the legislative session on September 13th, California lawmakers sent several bills to the governor’s d...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Measure to Make Affordable Housing a Use by Right Fails Passage, Becomes a 2-Year Bill »
Under existing law, a local government housing element must include an inventory of land suitable and available for reside...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Budget Trailer Bill Targets Housing Elements »
Senate Bill 102 is a follow up to the state budget bill that addresses housing elements of cities and counties. The Depa...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
CLTA and Escrow Industry Seek Relief from FASB Standards »
The California Land Title Association is sponsoring Assembly Bill 295 (Daly) to address the FASB rule change. AB 295 a...

Industry News
Monday, September 16, 2019
MISMO Updates Remote Notarization Standards »
MISMO recently released its remote online notarization (RON) standards , which include an update to the draft standards...
Monday, September 16, 2019
CoreLogic Predicts Rising Prices - California Surpasses its Pre-Crisis Peak but Cooling »
CoreLogic is forecasting national home prices to increase 5.4% from July 2019 to July 2020, although home prices have been...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Top 5 Fastest Rising Metro Area Rents - Surprisingly Not in California »
According to Housing Wire, the real estate data firm Yardi Matrix reported that the national average for cost of rent rose...
Monday, September 16, 2019
California Agency Calls for Massive Increase in Housing Construction »
Last month the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) released its Regional Housing Needs Assess...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Fidelity and Stewart Call Off Merger »
Fidelity National Financial and Stewart Information Services Corp. have agreed to terminate Fidelity's proposed merger wit...

Court Cases
Monday, September 16, 2019
Mechanics Liens »
Precision Framing Systems v. Luzuriaga Cal.App.4th Dist., Div. 2 (E069158) 8/29/19 The court held that plaintiff...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Trusts »
Pena v. Dey Cal.App. 3rd Dist. (C083266) 8/30/19 Defendant was allegedly made a beneficiary of a trust by handwr...
Monday, September 16, 2019
Easements »
Southern California Edison Company v. Severns Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B286354) 9/10/19 The court held that grants of...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Easements »
Ranch at the Falls LLC v. O'Neal Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B283986) 7/31/19 In this complicated easement dispute filed...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Loan Modifications »
Potocki v. Wells Fargo Bank Cal.App. 3rd Dist. (C081345) 7/11/19; Cert. for Partial Pub. 8/7/19 (order attached)...

President's Message
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Message from CLTA President, Dia Demmon »
It is truly a great honor and privilege to represent CLTA as this year's President. It is with extreme deference to those...
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Message from CLTA President, Kevin Chiarello »
I am extremely honored and proud to accept this year’s appointment as President of the California Land Title Association.&...
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Message from CLTA President - Jeff Kerns »
I am very honored and proud to accept the appointment of President of the CLTA. I wish to thank Steve Tjaden for his outs...
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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