Recent Publications - Peter P. McNamara


Title Insurance Reporter Published in Real Estate Finance Journal
April 22, 2022 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Michael Heller’s, Peter McNamara’s and Matt Spero’s Winter issue of the Title Insurance Reporter was published in the Real Estate Finance Journal.

The authors discuss recent court decisions of note involving title insurance.

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The Title Reporter — Spring 2022
April 7, 2022 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • A federal district court in Montana has ruled that a conveyance of property by policyholders under a title insurance policy to trusts was a voluntary conveyance to “a separate and distinct entity” and that,
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The Title Reporter — Winter 2022
January 10, 2022 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • A Delaware trial court has ruled that plaintiffs suing a title insurer for breach of a title insurance policy would not be able to present damages evidence on lost wages, carrying costs, lost opportunity
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A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry
January 4, 2022 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Michael Heller Peter McNamara and Matthew Spero published the article, “A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry,” in the Winter 2021 issue of Real Estate Finance Journal.

The authors discuss five recent court decisions of note involving title insurance.

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Title Reporter Published in Real Estate Finance Journal
October 25, 2021 | Insurance Coverage

Michael J. Heller’s, Peter P. McNamara’s and Matthew V. Spero’s Summer 2021 issue of the Title Reporter has been published in the Real Estate Finance Journal.

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The Title Reporter — Fall 2021
September 28, 2021 | Insurance Coverage

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • An appellate court in California has ruled that the state’s Quiet Title Act insulated a third party from the effect of a subsequent invalidation of an earlier quiet title judgment only if the third
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The Title Reporter — Summer 2021
July 6, 2021 | Insurance Coverage

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • An appellate court in New York has ruled that a title insurance policy excluded coverage for a “Declaration and Covenants” filed as a condition of a zoning resolution.
  • An appellate court in New York
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The Title Reporter – Spring 2021
March 19, 2021 | Insurance Coverage

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • A trial court in New York has rejected a counterclaim filed against a title insurance company in a case it brought against an agent and an individual who signed a personal guaranty.
  • An appellate
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The Title Reporter – Winter 2021
January 8, 2021 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Here is what we cover in this issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry:

  • The Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that a special warranty deed conveying real property limited the grantor’s liability for allegedly breaching the implied covenant of “seisin” – that is, the covenant that the
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Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update
October 15, 2020 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

David Leno, Peter McNamara, Matthew Spero, and Michael Heller published the article “Title Insurance Coverage And Easement Disputes: Case Update” in Mealey’s Emerging Insurance Disputes.

Courts have issued several important decisions recently in cases involving title insurance coverage and easement disputes. In this article, the authors discuss a New York court decision resolving whether a

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The Title Reporter — Fall 2020
October 7, 2020 | Insurance Coverage | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Welcome to the Fall 2020 issue of The Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry. This issue focuses on recent court decisions involving easements. It also discusses a factsheet released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on disclosures of title insurance costs.

We begin this issue of The Title Reporter with a discussion

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McNamara Publishes A.M. Best Article, “Reinsurance and BI Claims”
August 3, 2020 | Insurance Coverage

Peter McNamara’s article, “Reinsurance and BI Claims” has been published in the August 2020 issue of Best’s Review magazine. The article discusses how reinsurers need to evaluate their obligations, especially if legislation is passed expanding their exposure.

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Best’s Review:  August 2020. Copyrighted A.M. Best Company, Inc. 2020.  All Rights

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The Title Reporter
July 1, 2020 | Insurance Coverage

Welcome to the Summer 2020 issue of Title Reporter: A Legal Update for the Title Insurance Industry. This inaugural issue of this quarterly newsletter covers a wide range of recent decisions by courts across the country involving title insurance.

Here, we explore how courts have calculated loss, addressed the doctrine of subrogation in the context

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