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From left: Stewart's Frederick Eppinger, FTC's Joseph Simons and Fidelity's Raymond Quirk (Credit: Getty Images and iStock)

Title insurance’s Big Three are not to be: Fidelity, Stewart call off $1.2B merger

The massive merger between Fidelity National Financial and Stewart Information Services that would have turned the country’s “Big Four”...

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Why the title insurance industry remains on self-imposed party probation

They won’t be bringing clients to strip clubs. And they won’t be buying up luxury boxes at the Garden...

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Groundhog Day continues: New York State appeals title insurance ruling (again)

The title insurance industry must be going through a wicked case of déjà vu. For the second summer in...

Special Report: Inside the title insurance cartel

Special Report: Inside the title insurance cartel

This story, from our archives, was first published in March 2016. TRD Special Report: On December 10, 2013, regulators...

Last summer, Judge Eileen Rakower annulled the state’s new title insurance regulations. This summer, she did it again. (Credit: Getty Images)

Groundhog Day: Judge annuls DFS’ title insurance regs for second summer in a row

The title insurance industry can pop the bubbly once again. Roughly seven months after a New York Appellate Court...

New Russia sanctions bill targets LLCs in real estate, again

New Russia sanctions bill targets LLCs in real estate, again

The “sanctions bill from hell” is back from the dead. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) and Democratic Senator Bob...

Wining-and-dining ban on title insurance industry reinstated by Appellate court

Wining-and-dining ban on title insurance industry reinstated by Appellate court

After a brief reprieve, the title insurance industry is again facing a ban on wining and dining clients. The...

Title insurance industry, NYS argue wining-and-dining before appellate court

Title insurance industry, NYS argue wining-and-dining before appellate court

The legal battle between the title insurance industry and the state’s Department of Financial Services continued on Tuesday, as...

Why title insurance firms are paying close attention to the latest Russian sanctions bill

Why title insurance firms are paying close attention to the latest Russian sanctions bill

A U.S. Treasury Department program that spotlights anonymous real estate purchases in a number of gateway cities could become...

Realogy, PHH Corporation to pay $17M to settle kickback suit

Realogy, PHH Corporation to pay $17M to settle kickback suit

Brokerage conglomerate Realogy and mortgage provider PHH Corporation will pay $17 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging...

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