Mechanics Liens Paid by Insurer May be Nondischargeable

In First Am. Title Ins. Co. v. Speisman (In re Speisman), 2013 Bankr. LEXIS 2967; 2013 WL 3779366 (U.S. Bankr. N.D. IL, July 19, 2013), the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently denied a debtor’s motion to dismiss the adversary complaint...

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 and Grant Mabie obtained Summary Judgment for an Insurer in policy coverage litigation.

Bill Sauerwein and Grant Mabie obtained Summary Judgment on behalf of a national title insurer that was sued in Greene County, Missouri.  The Plaintiff argued that the policy of title insurance afforded Plaintiff a defense and indemnity in ancillary litigation.  The...

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...