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Neither a Will Nor Gift Deed?

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

This narrative about a daughter gone bad is for title examiners, landmen and moralists. Business development persons, skip straight to the lesson. The background Elvira owned a home and lived with Johnny. Elvira and...more

Changes to Minimum Standard Detail Requirements for Land Title Surveys Coming in February

by Dickinson Wright on

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) and National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) have announced changes to the standards for the minimum standard detail requirements for land title surveys of real property....more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: November 2013

by Carlton Fields on

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SARA WITMEYER & SASHA FUNK GRANAI - - Implied Warranties of Fitness and Merchantability: warranties apply to improvements that provide essential services to residential subdivision, including...more

The “ABCs” of Vested Rights in Zoning

by Sands Anderson PC on

Recently, I spoke to a group of local government officials and staff and other interested persons on the history of vested rights in Virginia, the recent vested rights cases decided in 2012 and 2013, and the state of the law...more

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Case Law Update: Week Ending October 25 & November 1, 2013

by Carlton Fields on

I. FLORIDA STATE CASES – SARA WITMEYER & JOURDAN HAYNES - - Receiver: court’s inherent equitable power to appoint receiver over non-profit condominium association not limited to categories set forth in Florida Statutes...more

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo: Eminent Domain Needs More Than a Magic Wand to Overcome Title Defects

by K&L Gates LLP on

Oh, if it only were that easy. A city seizes “underwater” residential mortgage loans through eminent domain, waves its magic wand, says Abracadabra or Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and then the mortgage lien of the prior loan holder...more

Legal Update: What The Crystal Ball Says About Koontz

by Miller Starr Regalia on

As you may have heard, on June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Koontz v. St. John’s River Water Management District 570 U.S. ___, 133 S.Ct. 2586 (2013). Koontz has been hailed by property rights...more

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