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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
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Opendoor Going Public Through a SPAC »
San Francisco based on line real estate buyer Opendoor announced that it was going public through a business combination a...
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
CLTA Titlecast - On Demand Education for Members »
CLTA's Education Committee is bringing industry experts together in order to bring CLTA Members various on-demand educatio...
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
CLTA Titlecast - Sponsorship Opportunity »
CLTA Titlecast, CLTA’s new On-Demand educational audio/video podcast series, delivers in-depth conversations with title ex...
Friday, September 18, 2020
Governor Signs New Paid Family Leave Law »
Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1383 (Jackson), expanding the California Family Rights Act to make it an unlawful e...
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Ca Legislature Passes Bill Extending Exemptions under the CCPA for Employee, B2B Information »
As the 2020 legislative session drew to a close, California lawmakers passed AB 1281 (Chau), a bill temporarily extend...

CLTA News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Bill Burding Installed as President of the ALTA »
Bill Burding, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Orange Coast Title Co. in Santa Ana, California has been ins...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
CLTA Request Granted to Publish Court Opinion »
The CLTA successfully requested publication of a California Court of Appeal opinion that addressed why the precise spellin...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
In Memory of Doug Borchert »
As Executive Vice President and Counsel of CLTA, I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Doug Borchert, a...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
CLTA Provides Input to Governor's Task Force »
The CLTA responded to a request from Allan Zaremberg, President and CEO of the California Chamber of Commerce and a member...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
CLTA Provides Comments to ALTA on the NAIC Model Act on Privacy »
The ALTA requested comments on a draft model insurance privacy act issued as an exposure draft by the Privacy Protections...

Sacramento Report
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Governor Newsom Signs Employment Bills »
Governor Signs New Paid Family Leave Law (News Express: Bulletin 20/21-21 | September 18, 2020) Governor Newsom signe...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Housing Related Bills Signed by the Governor »
Assembly Bill 831 (Grayson). This act deals with governmental approvals of modifications of housing development applicat...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Governor Newsom Signs Mortgage Related Bills »
Senate Bill 1148 (Jones) changes the notice of sale publication requirement and prohibits a fee to the trustee for a dec...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Governor Newsom Signs Legislation Extending Privacy Act Exemptions »
Governor Newsom has signed Assembly Bill 1281 (Chau), which extends two current exemptions within the California Consu...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
COVID Disrupts Last Days of Senate Debate and Voting »
On August 26th the Senate stopped proceedings due to Republican Senator Brian Jones testing positive for COVID-19. In a pr...

Industry News
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Modifications to Text of CCPA Regulations Proposed »
The California Department of Justice (Department) has issued a third set of proposed modifications made to the regulations...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
CFPB Issues Regulatory Guidance on RESPA and Joint Marketing Agreements »
In order to provide clearer rules of the road and promote a culture of compliance, the Consumer Financial Protection Burea...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Mortgage Forbearances Decline in Early October »
On October 9th, Black Knight reported that he number of mortgages in active forbearance fell by 649K from the week prior....
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
GINNIE MAE Cuts LIBOR Loans from Future Eligibility »
As a result of the upcoming demise of LIBOR Ginnie Mae has worked to transition away from LIBOR while minimizing disruptio...
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Majority of Westcor Land Title Insurance Company Being Acquired »
The Orogen Group (“Orogen”) and Westcor Land Title Insurance Company (“Westcor”) announced a definitive agreement last mon...

Court Cases
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Judicial Foreclosure »
Robin v. Crowell Cal.App. 5th Dist. (F077325) 10/8/20 The court held that a junior lienholder is not affected by...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Community Property »
In re: Brace (Speier v. Brace) Cal. Supreme Court (S252473) 7/23/20 On a question referred by the Nin...
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Statute of Frauds »
Reeder v. Specialized Loan Servicing Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B296148) 7/29/20 Plaintiff lost an investment property...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Homeowners Bill of Rights »
Adams v. Bank of America Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A156712) 6/30/20 A borrower who was foreclosed out by a junior...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Trustee's Deed »
WFG National Title Insurance Company v. Wells Fargo Bank Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B294249) 6/12/20 (Cert. for Pub. 7/7/20)...

President's Message
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
A Message from CLTA President, Randy Bradley »
A funny thing happened during the COVID-19 pandemic - the CLTA cancelled its annual convention and yet was still able to e...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Message from CLTA President, Dia Demmon »
It has been a great honor and privilege to serve CLTA as President this past year. I am so very grateful for the experien...
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...

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