Matters

Defended title underwriters against

  • claims resulting from alleged foreclosure rescue scams
  • bad faith claims asserted by insureds
  • claims involving shortages of acreage included in transactions

Defended insureds’ titles against

  • reversion claims asserted by third parties due to an alleged breach of condition in a deed
  • claims that a grantor lacked capacity to transfer property

Represented agents

  • in RESPA investigations
  • in connection with controlled business arrangements

Resolved claims

  • involving defective deeds in a chain of title in which the owner was deceased at the time of execution of the deed
  • involving defective title due to forgeries in the chain of title
  • tax claims asserted by the City of Philadelphia

Coordinated litigation necessary in title agent defalcations

  • injunction and seizure orders
  • recoupment proceedings
  • fraudulent conveyance actions
  • prosecutions of bond claims

Represented insureds

  • in boundary line disputes
  • in easement disputes
  • in lien priority disputes.

Secured mandamus orders

  • on behalf of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association against recorders of deeds requiring immediate recordation of deeds and compliance with other statutory recording requirements.
  • on behalf of the Pennsylvania Land Title Association against a sheriff’s office regarding the distribution of monies from sheriff’s sales.

Additional representation

  • Secured recovery of funds diverted from title agent bank account based on fraudulent e-mail directive.
  • Prosecuted and defended claims involving wrongful failure to satisfy line of credit mortgages.
  • Prosecuted successful claims against agents and their errors and omissions carriers under agency agreements and under negligence principles.