Title News

Update: SB180 Unanimously Passed the House of Representatives

Yesterday, the House passed our Brick and Mortar Bill, SB 180 92-0! The bill now goes back to the Senate where our bill sponsor Senator Jay Morris will concur in the House Committee Department of Insurance amendments and then send to Governor Edwards for signature. Thanks to all of you for contacting your Senators and Representatives to support this…

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Reach Out To Members of the Senate Insurance Committee to Express Your Support for Brick & Mortar Bill (SB 180)

Dear Valued LAILTA Member: Our lobbyist Kevin Hays has informed our Legislative Committee that LAILTA’s Brick & Mortar bill (SB 180), attached here, has been set for committee hearing on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. SB 180, sponsored by Senator Jay Morris, and resulting from a collaboration between the Department of Insurance and the Louisiana Association of Independent Land Title…

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From the President: Louisiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents Board of Director’s Statement on the governor’s remote online notary authorization

Governor Edward’s Proclamation No. 37, signed on March 26, at Section 6 provides for duly commissioned notaries of this state to use Remote Online Notary applications, also referred to as RON. LAILTA has numerous concerns with this provision and joins with the Louisiana Notary Association to voice concern as to both the practical and legal aspects of RON at…

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Our Spring Seminar Agenda Has Been Announced

See the agenda for our upcoming Spring Seminar below: Seminar Details Agenda AGENDA:  – Sunday, March 15th –   ICEBREAKER 5:00pm at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center, Heidelberg Ballroom Sponsored by Stewart Title Company   7:00pm Dinner On Your Own    – Monday, March 16th –   BREAKFAST 8:30am – 9:15am Sponsored by: Chicago-Commonwealth-Fidelity National Title Group &…

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Our 10th Annual Fall Seminar Agenda Has Been Announced

See the agenda for our upcoming Fall Seminar below: Seminar Details Agenda Sunday, November 10th, 2019 6:00 pm —Icebreaker with the “The Title Guys” 933 Bourbon Street, In the Quarter Hosted by: Bob Bergeron, Crescent Title Monday, November 11th, 2019 8:30 am – 9:15 am —- Breakfast 9:15 am —- Classes start Legislature Updates –  Peter Title, Sessions, Fishman, Nathan…

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Title Matters – Notary Disclaimer Stamps

  NOTARY DISCLAIMER STAMPS in light of First Circuit ruling issued September 24, 2018 in The Matter of the Succession of Sandra Gabor Dale, you may want to review stamps you use when executing a document you did not prepare. In the Succ. of Dale a notary used a stamp on a Last Will and Testament in notarial form…

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Title Matters – Zillow

By: Ben Luke | May/June 2018 Zillow has been in the news a lot lately: First with a lawsuit over Zestimates A lawsuit was filed in May 2017 by a homeowner over the “Zestimate” tool that calculates a house’s worth.  The FSBO homeowners complained that Zillow was under-valuing the property keeping the property from being sold.  You may have…

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