WHO SAYS THERE ARE NO QUIET TITLE WINS?

By Dave Krieger (Op-Ed) December 14, 2012   A lot of homeowners are reading my book Clouded Titles.  Many of them seem to appear disconcerted over whether quiet title actions actually work.  Of late, the diatribe I get from some is that I appear to be “blowing smoke up their asses”. Well … I have […]
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AN “UP-TO-THREE-YEAR” PRISON SENTENCE DOESN’T JUSTIFY THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY ECONOMIC TERRORISM

By Dave Krieger (Op-Ed) Today marks the 49th anniversary of the assassination of the late President John F. Kennedy. I’m quickly reminded of this point in time in our history because of the current state of the real property records in America. They’ve been assassinated too … only it wasn’t one quick pull of the […]
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IF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECORDER’S CASE VERSUS MERS WERE A CHESS GAME … MERS JUST LOST ITS QUEEN!

“For the reasons so stated, the Defendants’ (MERS) Motion to Dismiss is granted as to Count II of the Complaint, alleging civil conspiracy, and denied as to the remaining counts.”   In a 35-page Memorandum and Order, U.S. District Court Judge James Curtis Joyner (E. Dist. Pa.) dismissed Montgomery County Recorder of Deeds Nancy Becker’s […]
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TITLE COMPANIES “NOT OUT OF THE WOODS” YET ON COVERAGE

By Dave Krieger (Op-Ed) – September 10, 2012 When I was lecturing at the V. G. Young Institute’s annual Texas Clerks School in January, an interesting question was posed to me by one of the clerks (after having delivered a scathing presentation entitled MERS 101) regarding title insurance coverage. “How is it that title companies […]
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MERS BUSINESS MODEL UNRAVELED BY THE WASHINGTON STATE SUPREME COURT

 It was a glorious day for homeowners in the State of Washington.  The entire court reviewed the Bain v. MERS and Selkowitz v. MERS cases in the questions put before them, as follows: The legal consequences of this ruling (download it here in pdf format) have yet to be felt … but I can foresee the […]
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TO: Real Estate Agents, Paralegals, Legal Assistants, Homeowners and Title Agents

(AUSTIN) – DK Consultants LLC is sponsoring a series of workshops to teach interested persons on how to effectively conduct and prepare Chain of Title Assessments (COTAs), which are used by attorneys in foreclosure defense in determining case issues for potential use in the development of quiet title actions. This is a non-CLE course, open […]
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