FinCEN Geographic Targeting Order Update

By relawapc | December 28, 2020

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has renewed of its Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) that require U.S. title insurance companies to identify the natural persons behind residential real properties acquired…

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Case of the Month – Clifford Allen Brace, Jr. et all v. Steven M. Speier

By relawapc | December 14, 2020

Clifford Allen Brace, Jr. et al. v. Steven M. Speier Clifford Allen Brace, Jr. & Anh Brace are a married couple that purchased two real properties, one in the…

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The Impacts of Proposition 19 on Property Taxes

By relawapc | December 8, 2020

On November 3, 2020 California voters passed Proposition 19 known as the Home Protection for Seniors, Severely Disabled, Families and Victims of Wildfire or Natural…

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Beware of Scammers Targeting SBA PPP Money

By relawapc | October 1, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law on March 27th, 2020.  Since then, scammers and fraudsters have been trying…

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Impacts of COVID-19 on California Notaries

By relawapc | September 15, 2020

With the implementation of social distancing because of COVID-19, many states have made changes to their notary laws to allow for remote notarization.  California has…

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Case Spotlight: Adams v. Bank of America, N.A. et al.

By relawapc | August 25, 2020

Case of the Month Adams v. Bank of America, N.A. et al. Plaintiff Connie Adams obtained a $422,750 loan secured by a deed of trust…

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Bitcoin Scam Targets Twitter

By relawapc | August 21, 2020

On July 15th, verified Twitter accounts were hacked in an elaborate bitcoin scam. Verified accounts on Twitter display a blue verified bade and are used…

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Beware of Insurance Bad Faith

By relawapc | August 12, 2020

In exchange for policyholders paying insurance premiums, insurance companies have a legal duty to provide coverage, uphold the terms of the policy and pay valid…

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Case Spotlight: Murray et al., v. BEJ Minerals, LLC

By relawapc | August 4, 2020

As a real estate attorney, it is common to see reservations of mineral rights in legal descriptions. Never did I wonder whether dinosaur bones were…

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