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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
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...
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
CCPA Regulations Approved by Office of Administrative Law on August 14th; Effective Immediately »
Bulletin 20/21-10 August 18, 2020 On August 14th California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced approval b...
Tuesday, July 14, 2020
CLTA Elects 2020/21 Officers »
The CLTA Board of Governors elected the following Officers to serve from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021:...
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Commercial Tenant Eviction Moratorium Bill Held in Senate Appropriations Committee »
Senate Bill 939 (Wiener), which would have had serious detrimental impacts for California’s economy and was opposed by a...

CLTA News
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...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
CLTA Joins in Letter to Attorney General Requesting Temporary Forbearance from CCPA »
On March 17, 2020, a group of trade associations, companies and organizations sent a joint letter to Attorney General...

Sacramento Report
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...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Two Foreclosure Bills Pass at End of Legislative Session »
Legislature Passes Foreclosure Publication Legislation The Legislature passed Senate Bill 11...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Small Business Tax Bills Signed by Governor After Being Recast with Original Provisions Removed »
  PPP Loan Forgiveness The Governor signed Assembly Bill 1577 (Burke) to c...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
CLTA Gets Clarification on California Consumer Financial Protection Bill Enforcement »
The Legislature passed AB 1864 (Limon), the vehicle for Governor Newsom’s proposal to reform the Department of Busines...

Industry News
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
MISMO Vets Companies for Remote Online Notarization Compliance Certificates »
The Mortgage Industry Standard Maintenance Organization (MISMO) is actively vetting companies pursuant to its remote onlin...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Moratorium on Foreclosures and Eviction Extended by the FHFA »
The Federal Housing Finance Agency extended its moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for borrowers with mortgages back...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
2021 ALTA Policies and Commitment Open for Public Comment »
Recently adopted changes to the 2021 ALTA Commitment, Loan Policy and Owner’s Policy are now open to public comment throug...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Wave of Foreclosure Unlikely Despite Homeowner Distress »
A recent blog post by First American Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi indicated that a wave of foreclosures similar to l...
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
California Second Quarter and First Half Title Premiums Rise Year over Year »
According to the American Land Title Association, the title insurance industry generated $4.18 billion in title insurance...

Court Cases
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)...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Recording / Constructive Notice »
Vasquez v. LBS Financial Credit Union Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B292390) 6/17/20 (Mod. and Cert. for Pub. 7/14/20) Th...

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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