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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 9, 2019
Widespread PG&E Power Blackout in Northern & Central California »
PG&E informed various County and City officials that if critical current weather conditions persist, it will result in...
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
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
New Privacy Initiative Planned for 2020 »
Alastair Mactaggart, the founder and chair of Californians for Consumer Privacy has announced that he is filing the Ca...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
California Law Revision Commission Considers Expanding Transfer on Death Deeds »
The California Law Revision Commission (CLRC) is considering a tentative recommendation on Revocable Transfer on Death Dee...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Rent Control Exemption Depends on How Title is Held »
The Legislature passed a statewide rent control bill entitled The Tenant Protection Act of 2019, ( Assembly Bill 1482 )...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Defensible Space Program Abatement Lien »
Senate Bill 190 (Dodd) requires The Office of the State Fire Marshal to develop a model defensible space program that sh...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Homes Under $400,000 Exempted from Appraisals - Maybe Not Really »
You may have heard that for the first time since 1994, certain home sales of $400,000 and under will soon not need an appr...

Industry News
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Fannie and Freddie Get to Keep Their Earnings »
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Housing Finance Agency jointly announced that they will allow the gov...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
California Recorders and IRS in Fee Dispute »
The IRS has sent a letter to California recorders announcing that effective October 1, the IRS is lowering the fees it wil...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Mortgage Rates Low as Entry Level Buyers Strong »
Freddie Mac’s latest Primary Mortgage Market Survey released last week shows the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.57...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
California Revises Electronic Recording Regulations »
In 2016, the Legislature expanded the types of instruments that may be recorded electronically and the types of entities t...
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
California-Based CoreLogic Acquires Tax Service Company »
Real estate data and technology company CoreLogic announced that it has acquired National Tax Search LLC, which provides p...

Court Cases
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Foreclosure »
Myles v. Pennymac Loan Services Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B288905) The court upheld a demurrer, rejecting plaintiff's s...
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...

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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