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Insurance Company’s Duty to Defend in Real Estate Cases

Insurance coverage exists for so many areas of every day life—for example, medical insurance, automobile insurance, and title insurance.  We typically come across the duty to defend in real estate cases in the context of general liability policies, title insurance policies in the context of cases involving easements, general premises liability, title disputes and some landlord tenant matters.  In each of these cases, the insurance company (“the insurer”) provides the insured party (“the insured”) coverage based on the terms of the insurance contract. As part of these contracts, the insurer may include a provision that if the insured becomes party to a lawsuit involving the covered risks of the insurance policy, the insurer may defend the insured throughout the course of that lawsuit. These provisions

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Title Insurance and What it Means to the Average Home Buyer

Today in California, title insurance is required in almost every real estate transaction.  The standardized forms used by real estate brokers include express provisions for the issuance of title insurance as a condition of the purchase. Title insurance, unlike other forms of insurance that protect against future events (i.e. automobile insurance, health insurance, and home insurance), protects against a loss arising from conditions effecting the title that exist as of the date of the issuance of the policy.  Title insurance is not issued for a set term, but instead generally continues for as long as the insured owns the property.  Title insurance does not insure the value of the property, only the condition of its legal title.   Title insurance is not a guarantee or representation

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Zachary D. Schorr has been named to the Southern California Super Lawyers (Rising Stars) list for attorneys in Real Estate for 5 straight years - 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor. In 2016 he was also included as one of the top 100 lawyers in Southern California in this category. The selection for this respected list is made by the research team at Super Lawyers.

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