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Wining-and-dining ban on title insurance industry reinstated by Appellate court
January 15, 2019 12:40PM
After a brief reprieve, the title insurance industry is again facing a ban on wining and dining clients. The Appellate Division of the New...
Title insurance industry, NYS argue wining-and-dining before appellate court
October 09, 2018 04:00PM
The legal battle between the title insurance industry and the state’s Department of Financial Services continued on Tuesday, as attorneys for both sides made...
Why title insurance firms are paying close attention to the latest Russian sanctions bill
September 19, 2018 09:00AM
A U.S. Treasury Department program that spotlights anonymous real estate purchases in a number of gateway cities could become a nationwide law if a...
Realogy, PHH Corporation to pay $17M to settle kickback suit
September 04, 2018 12:10PM
Brokerage conglomerate Realogy and mortgage provider PHH Corporation will pay $17 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging a years-long kickback scheme. The...
Fintech is coming for the title industry
August 22, 2018 10:35AM
The $15 billion title insurance industry has major innovation coming its way. A regulator in California announced on Tuesday that it had approved States...
It’s not over: DFS officially files appeal in title insurance case
August 06, 2018 06:05PM
The Department of Financial Services has officially appealed the New York State Supreme Court ruling that annulled its strict anti-marketing regulations on title insurance...
Closing costs can bust a homebuyer’s budget
July 27, 2018 11:00AM
Kenneth R. Harney
In the emotional rush that precedes buying a home — negotiating contract details and price, beating away rival bidders, searching for the best mortgage...
Title insurance startup Spruce raises $15.6M
July 19, 2018 02:30PM
Following the annulment of strict marketing regulations on title insurance firms, startup Spruce has raised $15.6 million. The firm, which bills itself as the...
These players are brokering the most title deals in NYC
July 11, 2018 11:40AM
In the wake of so much industry upheaval, The Real Deal recently decided to rank the most active title companies in New York City....
As the state makes a last-ditch appeal for stricter regs, here’s a look at the top 20 title firms in NYC
July 10, 2018 07:30AM
“Let me turn now to insurance law 6409(d),” uttered Andrew Amer, special litigation counsel at the New York state attorney general’s office. This sublimely...
Not dancing yet: Title companies cautious as state prepares appeal
July 09, 2018 07:00AM
A state court judge just threw out regulations limiting how title insurance companies wine and dine their clients — but the industry isn’t popping...
Judge annuls DFS’ “absurd” anti-marketing rules for title companies
July 05, 2018 05:45PM
New York title insurers can get back to schmoozing. In a major victory for agents, closers and underwriters, a judge on Thursday annulled the...
Title industry asks judge to throw out state’s new regulations
June 14, 2018 06:10PM
Title insurance representatives asked a New York State Supreme Court judge on Thursday to completely annul the Department of Financial Services’ new regulations on their industry,...
Co-sponsor of bill to weaken title insurance regs stood to benefit from rollback
April 02, 2018 11:50AM
State Sen. Susan Serino, who stood to lose money following new state regulations on the title insurance industry, co-sponsored a bill to reverse the...
Thrown to the wolves, title insurance closers band together
March 23, 2018 12:15PM
After a state crackdown on how title insurance companies wine and dine their clients, the industry’s once-united front is crumbling. Title closers — independent...
Big Four no more? Fidelity is buying rival Stewart for $1.2B
March 19, 2018 02:00PM
The “Big Four” title insurance players are about to become the Big Three. Industry heavyweight Fidelity National Financial has signed an agreement to buy...
NY Senate budget offers title insurance companies a lifeline
March 14, 2018 02:51PM
UPDATED, March 14, 6:06 p.m.: The New York State Senate threw title companies a rope in its proposed budget Wednesday. The Senate’s budget for...
When can title companies give gift cards? Never, state says
February 27, 2018 05:40PM
Question: When is a gift card not just a gift card? Answer: When it’s an inducement. “At the end of the year, giving gift...
Title companies sue over DFS regulations
February 21, 2018 09:39AM
UPDATED: Feb. 21, 10:18 a.m.: New York’s title insurance companies are taking the state to court over strict new regulations that effectively shut down...
By the numbers: The title insurance reckoning
February 19, 2018 05:00PM
From the February issue: Lavish parties, VIP tickets to sporting events, golf outings and occasional nights out at “gentlemen’s clubs” have defined New York’s title...
FiDi is flooded with condos — and sales are tumbling
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Lawyer behind Madoff settlement lists longtime UES co-op
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