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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
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
In Memory of Roy Frank - CLTA President 1991/1992 »
We regret to inform CLTA members that Roy Joseph Frank, formerly with Stewart Title Guaranty, passed away on Friday, Decem...
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
CLTA Publishes 2019 Summary of Legislation »
Bulletin 2019/20-36 December 18, 2019 The California Land Title Association is releasing its annual Summary of Le...
Thursday, December 12, 2019
CLTA's 113th Annual Convention - Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available! »
The California Land Title Association’s 113th Annual Convention is scheduled for April 26-28, 2019 at the Park Hyatt Aviar...
Friday, December 6, 2019
FTB Requiring New CalFIRPTA Reporting Beginning 1/1/20 »
Bulletin 2019/20-34 December 6, 2019 When the (California Foreign Investment in Real Property Act (CalFIRPTA) was f...
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...

CLTA News
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
CLTA Files Briefs with U.S. Supreme Court and California Supreme Court »
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked in the case of Deo v. California to decide whether a court, in a criminal proceedi...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
CLTA Files Solar Endorsement »
The CLTA Forms and Practices Committee has recommended a new solar endorsement to satisfy the lender that the solar lease...
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...

Sacramento Report
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Legislation Would Reduce Amount of Acquisition Indebtedness Eligible for Tax Deduction »
Assembly Bill 1905 (Chiu) would reduce, for the purpose of tax deductions, the maximum amount of acquisition indebtedness...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Independent Contractor Law May be Revised »
Assemblymember Gonzalez, author of the controversial independent contractor bill AB 5, has introduced Assembly Bill 1850...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
CEQA Exemption for Housing Introduced »
Assembly Bill 1907 has been introduced to exempt certain emergency shelters, supportive housing and affordable housing f...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Employee Training Law Update »
Last year the Legislature passed Senate Bill 778 to amend a law requiring companies with five or more employees to pro...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Comprehensive Housing Bill Amended »
Senate Bill 50 (Wiener), a landmark attempt at comprehensive housing reform, now in its third year (considering its pred...

Industry News
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Mortgage Applications Up and Refinancing Continues Strong »
The Mortgage Bankers Association's (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 10, 2020 showed a...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
CEA Webinar Recording: FTB Withholding Changes: They are Coming! Are you in the Loop? »
The CEA webinar on the FTB Withholding Changes was recorded on December 9 and is now available to order. Beginning...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
California Title Premiums Increase Quarter over Quarter »
California title premiums were up 12.9% in the third quarter of 2019 over the third quarter of 2018. Total premiums were...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
finCEN Publishes Guidance on Hemp Banking »
FinCEN recently published guidance to help banks and title companies serve the needs of hemp producers. Four fede...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
CFPB to Assess Integrated Mortgage Disclosure Rule »
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) is requesting public comment on an assessment it will conduct on the Tru...

Court Cases
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Trustee's Sales »
Taniguchi v. Restoration Homes 34 Cal.App.5th 1028 - 1st Dist. (A152827) 12/16/19 Opinion on rehearing filed...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Agreed Boundaries »
McDermott Ranch v. Connolly Ranch Cal.App. 3rd Dist. (C085433) 12/17/19 The court affirmed the judgment quieting...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Water Rights »
City of Santa Maria v. Adam Cal.App. 6th Dist. (H042712) 12/10/19 This is the third appeal concerning the rights...
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Oil and Gas Rights / Tax Sales »
Leiper v. Gallegos Cal.App. 2nd Dist. (B292905) 11/20/19 The court held that a tax sale of real property does no...
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Legal Descriptions »
MTC Financial v. California Department of Tax and Fee Administration Cal.App. 4th Dist., Div. 3 (G056234) 10/31/19...

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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