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2008
December 23, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Acquires LandAmerica two Major Underwiters
December 23, 2008 Fidelity National Set to Close on LandAmerica Units After Antitrust Clearance
December 17, 2008 Bankruptcy Court Approves Fidelity Acquisition of LandAmerica Business Units
December 16, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Upcoming Milestones
December 15, 2008 Register of Deeds Office is Using New Tools
The Lexington Dispatch | Dec 15 2008
December 12, 2008 FASB Increases Disclosure Requirements
December 12, 2008 Old Republic International Corporation Declares Cash Dividend on Common Stock
December 11, 2008 OCC Focuses on Historic Tax Credit Program
December 11, 2008 First American Document Solutions Launches Online Post-Closing Portal
December 11, 2008 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
December 9, 2008 Fannie Mae Introduces New Single Family Master Trust Documents to Ease Foreclosures [PDF]
December 8, 2008 Stewart® Title Aligns Resources
December 8, 2008 A.M. Best Places Ratings of FNF and Its Subsidiaries Under Review With Negative Implications
December 5, 2008 Stewart Information Services Sets 10-cent Dividend
December 4, 2008 TSS Software Launches FreeHUD-1.com [PDF]
December 1, 2008 Nevada Land Title Association Adopts American Land Title Association’s "Principles of Fair Conduct" [PDF]
December 1, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces New Acquisition
November 26, 2008 FNF Acquires Three Units From LandAmerica
November 26, 2008 LandAmerica Files for Bankruptcy Protection
November 25, 2008 A.M. Best Removes Ratings of Fidelity National Financial, Inc. and Its Title Insurance Subsidiaries From Under Review
MarketWatch | November 25, 2008
November 24, 2008 Free Six-Month Subscription to Online Title Insurance Resources Offered to All Colorado Title Companies [PDF]
November 24, 2008 MISMO®, ESRA and ALTA Release White Paper Confirming the Legality of eNotes [PDF]
November 24, 2008 Stewart National Title Services Creates a New Multinational Title Services Unit; Adds Two Veteran IBD Professionals
November 20, 2008 ServiceLink Provides Loan Modification Solutions for Lenders and Servicers
November 20, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Repays the Final $20 Million Borrowing Related to the Reserve Primary Fund
November 20, 2008 First American Touts Reverse Mortgage Scoring
November 17, 2008 First American Creates Two New Business Line Solutions
November 13, 2008 A.M. Best Places Ratings of Fidelity National Financial Under Review With Negative Implications
November 11, 2008 LandAmerica Posts $600 Million Q3 Loss
November 11, 2008 Americans Want More Government Involvement in Lending, NAR Survey Shows
November 7, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. and LandAmerica Financial Group, Inc. Sign Definitive Merger Agreement
November 6, 2008 LandAmerica to Delay Third Quarter Results Release
November 6, 2008 Investors Title Company Announces Third Quarter 2008 Results
November 5, 2008 Stewart Lender Services Announces the Expansion and Restructure of the National Sales Team
November 4, 2008 United General Title Insurance Company Issued A Fraud Alert
November 4, 2008 First American Title Insurance Company Issued Fraud Alert
October 30, 2008 Stewart Reports Operating Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2008
October 27, 2008 Fitch Downgrades Fidelity National's Ratings
October 23, 2008 Fidelity National Financial Cuts Dividend By 50%
October 22, 2008 Fitch Downgrades Old Republic International & Operating Subsidiaries; Outlook Negative
October 22, 2008 Wave Introduces Advances to Its Electronic Signature and Vaulting Software for Mortgage Industry
October 20, 2008 Stewart Provides Electronic Closing Options for Flagstar Bancorp
October 20, 2008 Jason Nadeau Appointed President of Stewart Lender Services, Inc.
October 16, 2008 TSS Software Releases TitleExpress Version 6.00H [PDF]
October 16, 2008 Kensington, Vanguard Form Title Insurance Agency
October 15, 2008 Changes at First American Title Insurance Company
October 10, 2008 UNITED GENERAL TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY FRAUD ALERT
October 2, 2008 LandAmerica Unifying United Title Company Operations Under LandAmerica Brand Name
September 25, 2008 Title Insurance Bill Signed Into Law by Governor Schwarzenegger
September 24, 2008 First American Sets 22-cent Quarterly Dividend
September 24, 2008 First American's Strategic Markets Division Integrated Into Title Operating Divisions Nationwide
September 23, 2008 LandAmerica to Conduct New Jersey Title Insurance Operations Under LandAmerica Brand Name
September 18, 2008 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
September 18, 2008 Old Republic and Its RMIC Mortgage Guaranty Subsidiary Announce Changes in Captive Reinsurance Programs
September 18, 2008 Fitch Assigns 'BBB+' IDR to Stewart Information Service Corp.
September 17, 2008 Fitch Affirms Connecticut Attorneys Title's IFS at 'A-'; Revises Outlook to Negative
September 11, 2008 Gulf Coast Title Changes Name To Stewart Title
September 10, 2008 First American Title Insurance Company to Establish Direct Operations in Colorado
September 9, 2008 First American Title Insurance Company Chooses iRise to Visualize Business Transaction Systems
August 31, 2008 MBA White Paper Outlines Industry Best Practices for Data Management
August 31, 2008 LandAmerica Unifying Arizona Escrow Operations Under LandAmerica Brand Name
August 28, 2008 Stewart(R) Names J. Allen Berryman as New CFO
August 28, 2008 Fitch Affirms First American Rating
August 28, 2008 Fitch Affirms Connecticut Attorneys Title's IFS at 'A-'; Revises Outlook to Negative
August 28, 2008 Fitch Downgrades LandAmerica's IFS to 'BBB+'; Outlook to Negative
August 28, 2008 Fitch Downgrades Stewart Title Group's IFS to 'A'; Outlook Stable
August 28, 2008 Fitch Places Fidelity National on Rating Watch Negative
August 25, 2008 Executive Title Insurance Services, Inc. Changes Name to Stewart Title
August 25, 2008 Chautauqua Abstract Co. Adopts Conduct Principles
August 20, 2008 Resource Title Adds Pinkerton to Sales Team [PDF]
August 18, 2008 Title Agencies Merge
August 12, 2008 The Jay Turner Group joins Republic Title
August 11, 2008 Investors Title Company Declares Quarterly Dividend
August 7, 2008 Stewart Reports Updated Operating Results for the Second Quarter 2008
August 7, 2008 Investors Title Company Announces Second Quarter 2008 Results
August 6, 2008 MISMO® Completes Milestone Two of Version 3.0
August 6, 2008 Fidelity National Financial Acquires Mercury Companies Colorado Operations
August 5, 2008 LandAmerica Introduces eZLoan Optimizer(TM) to Identify Problem Loans
August 5, 2008 First American Spatial Solutions Reaches 100 Million Parcel Mark for Digital Parcel Database
August 1, 2008 LandAmerica Announces Quarterly Dividend
August 1, 2008 The First American Corporation Reports Preliminary Financial Results for the Second Quarter of 2008
July 31, 2008 Mavent Obtains Innovative Technology Patent for Mortgage Compliance
July 31, 2008 Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Awards Pendleton DataFarm LLC in the Inaugural Pacesetter Business Recognition Program [PDF]
July 30, 2008 Stewart Reports Operating Results for the Second Quarter 2008
July 30, 2008 United Title Shuts Down Texas Operations
July 29, 2008 LandAmerica Financial's Ratings on Negative Watch - S&P
July 27, 2008 Executive Title Insurance Services, Inc. Changes Name to Stewart Title
July 24, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 EPS of $0.03
July 23, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Opening of Fidelity National Title de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
July 22, 2008 Lender Processing Services, Inc.'s SoftPro Division Wins Stevie® Award [PDF]
July 18, 2008 TSS Software Celebrates 15th Anniversary
July 17, 2008 Cogent Road Launches Padded Credit Score Detection Tool
July 14, 2008 Landata Technologies, Inc. Announces Launch of New eRecording, Document Management Software, Landata eClipse
July 14, 2008 Jennifer Hartung Named Client Relations Manager for Stewart Title of California
July 14, 2008 First Title and Winmarkt Sign Title Insurance Deal
July 10, 2008 LandAmerica CEO Elaborates on Strategy to Reduce 'Bricks and Mortar'
July 10, 2008 New England Land Title Association Adopts ALTA®'s 'Principles of Fair Conduct'
July 8, 2008 Florida Land Title Association Adopts Principles of Fair Conduct
July 1, 2008 Stewart National Title Services Announces Opening of New Baltimore, MD, Office
June 30, 2008 October Research Announces Death of Founder, Publisher
June 30, 2008 LandAmerica to Merge Underwriting Subsidiaries
June 30, 2008 A Shareholder Class Action Has Been Filed on Behalf of Purchasers of First American Corporation Securities
June 26, 2008 Stewart® Forms Multi-State Trustee Company to Address Foreclosure Needs
June 25, 2008 MBA Releases White Paper on Key Components for Information Security Programs
June 25, 2008 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Old Republic Title Insurance Group and Its Members; Revises Outlook to Negative
June 24, 2008 C. Scott Logan Named Georgia State Counsel for First American Title Insurance Company
June 24, 2008 First eRecording for All American Title Accepted in Hillsborough County, Fl.
June 19, 2008 Resource Title Adds Industry Veteran to Manage Retail Marketing and CE Seminars
June 19, 2008 Notaries to Provide Revolutionary Solution for Securing Signers' Electronic Identities
June 18, 2008 LandAmerica Introduces New Customer-Focused Operating Structure in Colorado
June 12, 2008 Xerox Simplifies Loan Process with Electronic Signature
June 10, 2008 A.M. Best Affirms Rating of Attorneys' Title Insurance Fund Inc
June 9, 2008 TSS Software Selected by Ohio Title Agency
June 9, 2008 Stewart(R) Announces the Formation of Stewart Global Solutions
June 9, 2008 Advantage Title Co-Insures Title for Loan on $242 million Downtown Washington, D.C., Office Project
June 9, 2008 First Title Provides Title Insurance to Pinnacle
June 5, 2008 LSSI and Loan-Score Form Strategic Alliance
June 5, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Sells Approximately 20 Percent of its Ownership Stake in Sedgwick CMS
June 5, 2008 A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Fidelity National Financial Inc. and Its Subsidiaries
June 4, 2008 MISMO® Releases Version 1.2 Commercial Reference Model
June 3, 2008 Encomia Enhances eDisclosures Product
June 3, 2008 MISMO Holds Interim Meeting on Version 3.0
June 3, 2008 Iowa Land Title Association Adopts the Principles of Fair Conduct
May 30, 2008 The First American Corporation Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
May 28, 2008 Company Turns 25
May 27, 2008 Old Republic Declares Higher Cash Dividend on Common Stock
May 22, 2008 CLTA Adopts the ALTA® "Principles of Fair Conduct"
May 21, 2008 LandAmerica to Combine Residential Services with Lender Service
May 20, 2008 Investors Title Company Declares Quarterly Dividend
May 20, 2008 Florida Title Insurance Company Releases New Web Site
May 20, 2008 LandAmerica Announces the Opening of the LandAmerica Title Insurance Company of Mexico, S.A.
May 19, 2008 Secured Title buys Finley Abstract
May 13, 2008 Brent Stokes Joins Stewart Title Guaranty Company
May 13, 2008 Industry Veteran James J. Dufficy, Joins Stewart Title Guaranty as Vice President
May 11, 2008 LandAmerica Fraud Detection Program Helps Safeguard Revenues and Avoid Costly Fraud Claims
May 8, 2008 LandAmerica's Dan A. Robledo Inducted to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals
May 7, 2008 First American's Suit-on-Note Scoring Module Quantifies Optimal Resolution Projections for Investors and Servicers
May 6, 2008 LandAmerica Fraud Detection Program Helps Agent Partners Safeguard Revenues and Avoid Costly Fraud Claims
May 1, 2008 e-Signs of Life in the Mortgage Industry
May 1, 2008 The First American Corporation Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2008
April 30, 2008 Stewart Information Services Corporation Reported Its Quarter results
April 30, 2008 LandAmerica Releases First Quarter Results
April 28, 2008 Stewart Title Ltd. Offers Lenders Cover Against Loss Resulting From Mortgage Fraud
April 25, 2008 Old Republic Posts 1Q Loss on Mortgage, Title Insurance
April 25, 2008 Universal Settlements Announces Launch of Strategic Markets Division
April 24, 2008 TitleVest Launches Grow Paperless™: Manhattan-based Title Insurance Company
April 24, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2008 EPS of $0.13
April 24, 2008 A.M. Best Downgrades Ratings of First American Title Insurance Group and First American Corporation
April 22, 2008 TSS Software Acquires ClosersEdge
April 18, 2008 Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Increases Share Repurchase Authorization and Declares Quarterly Dividend
April 17, 2008 MISMO® Releases MXCompliance Title v2.3.2 Request and Response Certification
April 15, 2008 First American CoreLogic Announces REiSource
April 15, 2008 The First American Corporation Announces Appointment of Five Directors Recommended by Highfields Capital Management
April 15, 2008 The First American Corporation Announces Retirement of Two Directors
April 14, 2008 Mortgage Grader Receives $100,000 Grant to Create National Web Tool Connecting Borrowers With Settlement Service Providers
April 11, 2008 TSS Software Partners with First American to Enhance TitleExpress
April 10, 2008 Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Adds Gary Kasper to Mortgage Origination Product Strategy Team
April 10, 2008 OneMove(TM) Signs Mortgage Processing Integration Agreement with First Canadian Title
April 4, 2008 Attorneys Title Appoints Representatives to Western District Office
April 4, 2008 Landata Technologies, Inc. and Optical Storage Solutions Form a Strategic Alliance
April 2, 2008 Titledge Group Acquires myClosingSPACE.com
April 2, 2008 TSS Software Is Hosting Their 2008 User Seminar In May
April 2, 2008 Premier Title of Oregon Moves Into The Business Neighborhood
April 1, 2008 Modern Mortgages
April 1, 2008 NAIC Response to Treasury Report
April 1, 2008 GMD and ASC Build an Interface to offer Lenders Documents Through PowerLend
April 1, 2008 Lenders Technology Corp. Circulates Draft RFP for National Database to Track Fraud Against Mortgage
March 31, 2008 MISMO® and PRIA Release IPR Disclosure Draft of Business Requirements for eRecording Electronic Recordable Instruments
March 21, 2008 Fannie Mae Contributes SMART Doc Validation Patent to MISMO
Origination Times | Mar 20 2008
March 19, 2008 DocuTech and Gallagher Partner to Improve eDoc Services Companies integrate NetOxygen and ConformX
March 18, 2008 Encomia Announces eDisclosures Customers
March 17, 2008 Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Signs Agreement with LandAmerica for Softpro Select
March 17, 2008 LandAmerica Promotes Pam K. Saylors to President - Commercial Services
March 17, 2008 Stewart Launches Innovative Approach to Closing Loans
March 13, 2008 MISMO® Completes Milestone One of Version 3.0: Major Step to an Industry-Wide Adoption of MISMO’s Architecture
March 13, 2008 Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Introduces Disclosure Manager
March 10, 2008 eLynx Releases New SwiftPublish Document Capture Application
March 6, 2008 Temporary Conforming Loan Limits Released for High Cost Areas [PDF]
March 5, 2008 Investors Title Company Declares Quarterly Dividend
March 4, 2008 Kathy Jannen Joins Title-Write Solutions
March 4, 2008 LandAmerica - Number One in the Mortgage Services Industry
March 4, 2008 American-First Abstract Acquired by Old Republic
February 29, 2008 The First American Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007
February 26, 2008 XSell, SigniaDocs Partner to Offer Fully Automated eModification Service
February 22, 2008 Old Republic Announces Regular First Quarter Dividend of 16 Cents
February 21, 2008 Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. Signs Agreement with LandAmerica for SoftPro Select
February 21, 2008 LandAmerica Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results
February 21, 2008 Stewart Reports Operating Results for 2007
February 20, 2008 Pentagon Federal Credit Union Chooses Fiserv for End-to-end Paperless Lending
February 19, 2008 First American Proxix Solutions Launches New Property Tax Database
February 18, 2008 ServiceLink Offers Warranted Collateral Valuations and AVM Reports
February 18, 2008 The Law of Contracting Electronically
TheStreet.com | Feb 18 2008
February 15, 2008 Sutton Alliance Partners with Cornerstone Management Solutions, Inc. to Provide Real Estate Transaction Services to Snapclose® Pro Users [PDF]
February 14, 2008 Title Data Announces Lower Prices [PDF]
February 14, 2008 Stewart Title Appoints Jonathan Woodcraft to Lead Sales and Marketing in the UK
February 12, 2008 Fitch Downgrades First American Corp. IDR to 'BBB+'; Outlook to Negative
February 8, 2008 First American Global Offshore Services Partners With Graystone Solutions, Inc. to Offer Business Process Outsourcing Solutions
February 4, 2008 E-lending Solution Takes Out More of The Paper
ABA Banking Journal | Feb 04 2008
February 4, 2008 Charles Newcomb Joins Stewart's Home Retention Services as COO
January 31, 2008 Ohio Real Estate Title Company Rolls Out Customer Bill of Rights for Real Estate Closings
January 31, 2008 Fidelity National Financial, Inc. Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.30
January 31, 2008 MyClosingSPACE Introduces New Concept for Buying Title Insurance and Closing Services
January 30, 2008 The Law of Contracting Electronically
Entrepreeur.com |Jan 30 2008
January 29, 2008 Lake County, Illinois Joins eRecording Network
January 29, 2008 Merger Creates RE/MAX Alliance Group
January 28, 2008 First American Natural Hazard Disclosures Now Offers Proprietary Tax Disclosure Reports
January 28, 2008 IMS Adds Kathy W. Sutton As Risk and Compliance Officer
January 28, 2008 Home Closings 'Go Green' in the Rocky Mountain Region
January 28, 2008 SimplifileSM and TriMin Government Solutions Structure Strategic eRecording Alliance
January 23, 2008 Title Source Inc. Completes Acquisition of TransUnion Title And Escrow Of California
January 22, 2008 MISMO 2008-09 Governance Committee Elected
January 22, 2008 Texas Land Title Association Celebrates 100 Years of Service to The Title Industry
January 22, 2008 SLK Global Selects TitleVision as Their Title Search Solution
January 17, 2008 Foreclosure.Com Unveils Cutting-Edge Digital Image Technology to Enhance its Real Estate Listings
January 15, 2008 The First American Corporation Announces Plan to Separate Its Financial Services and Information Solutions Companies
January 14, 2008 Simplifile and RamQuest Software, Inc. Integrate Systems
January 11, 2008 TitleVest Announces Expansion Into Two New Markets
January 9, 2008 Stewart and the Arizona Association of Realtors® Partner
January 9, 2008 CEO of First American Title Insurance Company of New York Retires
January 9, 2008 Skywire Software Appoints Mike McCurley Vice President, Worldwide Sales
January 7, 2008 PRIA Releases Microfilm Best Practices White Paper
January 7, 2008 TSS Software Releases AbstractExpress 3.1
January 4, 2008 Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Acquires the Assets of Stewart Lender Services' Flood Determination Business
January 4, 2008 Independence Abstract & Title Agency will be Renamed North American Title Agency
January 2, 2008 Florida Electronic Recording Advisory Committee Moves Forward with Uniform Statewide Plan


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