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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
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...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
CLTA President Dia Demmon Announces 2020 Presidential Awards »
As President of CLTA, it’s an honor for me to formally recognize outstanding volunteers in the title industry who have gon...
Monday, May 18, 2020
LA County Recorder Notary Acceptance Policy on Electronic/Remote Online Documents »
The Los Angeles County Recorder recently generated a policy on the acceptance of electronic signatures and notaries relati...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Listen Now to CLTA's Podcast: Recording in a Pandemic »
CLTA is pleased to offer the free podcast: Recording in a Pandemic , an audio recording you can listen to now . Plea...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order Extending Expiring Notary »
On Friday, May 8th, Governor Newsom issued an Executive Order N-63-20 to extend “critical deadlines that have been impacte...

CLTA News
9 hours ago
CLTA Elects 2020/21 Officers »
The CLTA Board of Governors elected the following Officers to serve from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021:...
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, June 16, 2020
Assembly Privacy Committee Holds Informational Hearing on CPRA »
The Assembly Privacy Committee held a hearing on Friday to discuss the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), a ballot meas...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
State Faces $54 Billion Budget Gap »
Governor Gavin Newsom submitted his 2020-21 May Revision budget proposal to the Legislature that attempts to close a budge...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
California Attorney General Sends Letter to Congress Opposing Remote Notarization »
On May 19, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra sent a letter to Senator Graham and Senator Feinstein, the Chair...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
What is a Gut and Amend Bill? - Take a Look and See »
$275 Per-Employee Business Tax Amended into Legislation After Original Education Related Language Removed...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Foreclosure Bills Moving in the Legislature »
Senate Bill 1447 (Bradford) extends the foreclosure mitigation protections in the Homeowners Bill of Rights to rental pr...

Industry News
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
L.A. County Ends its PACE Program »
As first reported by the  Los Angeles Times , Los Angeles County has ended its involvement in the Property Assessed C...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
States Title Achieves New Capital Funding »
States Title, and its family of brands – North American Title Company and North American Title Insurance Company, announce...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Mortgages in Forbearance Decline »
According to Black Knight CEO Anthony Jabbour, improvement was seen in the number of homeowners in forbearance for the fir...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
PACE Desist and Refrain Order and State Warning »
On May 27, the California Department of Business Oversight announced an order to ban from the PACE industry an Encino...
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Stewart Information Services Acquires Appraisal Company »
Stewart announced its acquisition of United States Appraisals. Stewart stated that the acquisition will strengthen Stewart...

Court Cases
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Trustee's Sales »
Zieve, Brodnax & Steele v. Dhindsa Cal.App. 5th Dist. (F079665) 5/13/20 In this case, a foreclosing creditor...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Water Rights »
Modesto Irrigation District v. Tanaka Cal.App. 3rd Dist. (C083430) 5/7/20 Defendant's great-grandfather purchase...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Mechanics Lien »
Carmel Development Company v. Anderson Cal.App. 6th Dist. (H041005) 4/30/20 In this long, complicated case the m...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Quiet Title »
Huang v. Wells Fargo Bank Cal.App. 1st Dist. (A152074) 4/29/20 After receiving a notice of sale under a deed of...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Loan Modifications »
Weimer v. Nationstar Mortgage Cal.App. 3rd Dist. (C080550) 4/2/20 In the published portion of the opinion, the c...

President's Message
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...
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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