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First American to buy Docutech for $350M

Title insurance giant First American has reached a deal to buy housing tech company Docutech for $350 million. The deal should close by the end of March, and Docutech’s current management team, including president...

First American to buy Docutech for $350M
The state appeals court has reinstated rules that ban the title insurance industry from wining and dining its clients. (Credit: iStock)

New York appeals court reinstates title insurance regs (again)

The relentless back and forth on the legality of New York’s strict title insurance regulations continues. The state appeals...

New York appeals court reinstates title insurance regs (again)
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”...

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

Why the title insurance industry remains on self-imposed party probation
DFS Superintendent Linda Lacewell (Credit: iStock)

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...

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

Special Report: Inside the title insurance cartel
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...

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

New Russia sanctions bill targets LLCs in real estate, again
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...

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

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