Title News

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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Title Matters – The CFPB Has Pushed Its Last Envelope

Finally, some sanity from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau!  The following is from the Opinion page of the Wall Street Journal today, January 24, 2018: “The CFPB Has Pushed Its Last Envelope By Mick Mulvaney When I arrived at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November, I told employees that despite what they might have heard, I had no…

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Don’t Let Your Clients Become Victims!

By Mitchell R. Landry, President | Louisiana Association of Independent Land Title Agents As title, banking, mortgage, insurance and real estate professionals, we, as an industry, are responsible for many of the protections necessary to ensure the safety of our clients’ personal information, assets and transactions.  We have all instituted safeguards in our respective sectors to do just that. …

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Title Matters – Summer Briefs

Summer Briefs As we survive this incessant Louisiana heat and those almost daily showers that make it feel even hotter, I have to appreciate the fact that our careers primarily keep us in the cool environments of our offices. In thinking about preparing this blog, I searched for topics that would be of interest to fellow independent title attorneys….

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