John Hein scores a victory on appeal for a national title insurance underwriter.

To collect losses paid by an insurer as a result of a builder’s mechanics lien claims, John Hein won the right on appeal to pursue collection against the individual owner of the company by piercing the corporate veil. The Trial Court awarded judgment but denied the...

Judgment obtained by Bill Sauerwein and Trent Bond affirmed by Court of Appeals

A judgment obtained by Bill Sauerwein and Trent Bond on behalf of a group of homeowners has been affirmed by the Missouri Court of Appeals. In issuing its lengthy opinion, the court of appeals held that correction of the homeowners’ vesting deeds was permitted and...

Bill Sauerwein recovers $1,403,265.33 for his client following appeal.

Bill Sauerwein recovers $1,403,265.33 for his client in a case filed in Western District of the Federal District of Missouri concerning the sales proceeds from several tracts of Boone County commercial real estate.  The action by filed by an estate sought to declare...

Bill Sauerwein successful before Eighth Circuit

Bill Sauerwein succeeded on appeal before the Eighth Circuit on behalf of the FDIC and a purchaser of a bank’s assets in an action which involved the FDIC’s powers under FIRREA and the validity of title to financial assets transferred to the FDIC’s purchasers. After a...

Bill Sauerwein obtains favorable opinion from Western District on “Party in Possession” exception to Title Insurance coverage

In Missouri’s first appellate opinion interpreting the “party in possession” exception to a standard title insurance policy, the Western District Court of Appeals held that the provision is unambiguous and that the standard exception to title insurance coverage...

Bill Sauerwein obtains reversal of trial court’s judgment in the 4th District of Illinois.

Representing a property owner and a lender, Bill Sauerwein successfully argued for reversal of a trial court’s judgment awarding damages and a lien to a judgment holder which attributed fault to the negligence of the title insurer.  The 4th District Appellate court...

Appellate Victory Obtained on Behalf of Title Insurer

On behalf of a national Title Insurer, Bill Sauerwein obtained reversal of a trial court’s judgment against the Insurer.  The Missouri Appellate court, Western District, reversed an entry of a judgment for damages against Chicago Title Insurance Company in Appeal...