MARYLAND TITLE COMPANY CAN BE LIABLE IN NEGLIGENCE FOR TITLE SEARCH ERRORS

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Does a title company owe a tort duty of care to its customer when conducting a title search? And, if such a duty exists and is breached, is a title insurance company vicariously liable for the title company’s negligent title search? The Court of Appeals of Maryland considered both questions in 100 Investment Limited Partnership v. Columbia Town Center Title Company, decided January 29, 2013.

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