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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, 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...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
CLTA-PAC Update »
This year, the CLTA has raised a total of over $65,000 for the CLTA-PAC. This amount was raised through both member compan...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Conformity with Federal Law for California Tax Deferred Exchanges »
Assembly Bill 217 (Burke) proposes modified California conformity with federal tax law changes regarding tax-deferred ex...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Real Estate Licensees Remain Independent Contractors Under AB 5 »
The California Supreme Court in the Dynamex case set out a 3-part test to determine whether workers are employees or indep...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Surcharge on Insurance Policies for Disaster Relief Stalls in Legislature »
Senate Bill 292 (Rubio) was amended on June 17th to create the Prepared California Disaster Mitigation Fund for purposes...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
CLTA Sponsors Bill to Retain UTC Working Capital Calculations in Light of FASB Rule Change »
Assembly Bill 295 (Daly), sponsored by the CLTA, forestalls potentially very negative financial consequences to underwri...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Bills Seeking to Modify California Privacy Law Advance, While Others Meet Stumbling Blocks »
Assembly Bill 874 (Irwin), supported by the CLTA, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last week. The bill redefines...

Industry News
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
EnTitle Insurance Company Becomes Radian Title Insurance Inc. »
Radian Group Inc. announced that EnTitle Insurance Company has been renamed Radian Title Insurance Inc. Radian acquired th...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
California has Highest National Mortgage Debt »
24/7 Wall Street reported that California leads the nation in average mortgage debt while it has the second lowest homeown...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Expensive Real Estate in California »
A Bel Air mansion, which reportedly had a 20% price reduction from $245 million to $195 million, is the most expensive lis...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
AR Continues to Fund Tech Companies, including a Blockchain Title Registry »
Silicon Valley startup Propy, with blockchain software, has a new investment from the National Association of Realtors tec...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
President Signs Bill to End VA Loan Limits »
President Trump last month signed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs...

Court Cases
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Joint Tenancy »
Raney v. Cerkueira Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A152549) 6/14/19 Civil Code Section 683.2(c) provides that a written inst...
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
CC&R's »
Eisen v. Tavangarian Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B278271) 6/20/19 The court held that CC&R's affecting a residential...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Trespass »
Veiseh v. Stapp Cal.App. 5th Dist. (F075173) 6/6/19 Plaintiff sued defendant for trespass. The court pointed out...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Abstract of Judgment »
Longview International v. Stirling Cal.App. 6th Dist. (H044905) 5/31/19 The court held that a corporate judgment...
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Garbage Collection Liens »
Kahan v. City of Richmond Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A150866) 5/23/19 The court held that a purchaser at a trustee's sa...

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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