Friday, September 20, 2013

Gag Orders and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company

Well I believe that communication is finally starting to take affect.  In addition to this blog now having been read by tens of thousands of people and that number is growing every day........... I now have a new statistic to keep track of!!

Two people who contacted me while their cases/claims were still active have settled with Fidelity National Title.  And the good news for this blog is that in both cases they were offered substantially more money by signing a gag order - that is an agreement to not discuss the particulars of their case - than if they did not.  Needless to say I did not press them for more information - their communication was merely a thank you and stating they could no longer participate by telling their stories.

So although we cannot all benefit from their experiences other than what may already be posted on this blog - the good news is apparently (hopefully) Fidelity National Title is starting to listen and perhaps - just perhaps - is treating their clients with more respect than I feel they treated me.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

An Interesting Conversation About Fidelity National Title

First, no I have not given up blogging about Fidelity National Title Insurance Company. I have been tied up with work and getting my daughter off to college.

I had another email conversation with a Fidelity National Title claimant. She felt that no matter what she presented nor how she presented it especially when it was obvious that the title company was responsible and wrong - that they had a law or legal precedence with an "angle" to make them not responsible.  And she expressed a desire that the tables could be turned on the title company.

She expressed gratitude for the directions and advice that the blog and I provided. But she expressed a fear that Fidelity National Title was reading the blog and could be using it to find more ways to "hide under the radar".  And she wondered if David Saag had been able to help any of the individuals that I had referred to him.

First, on David Saag, I have not heard that he has been able to help any of the individuals that I have referred to him. If I personally was having a difficulty with a claim with Fidelity now I certainly would contact him and other executives and I would not depend on the Claims Counsel assigned to my claim to handle it and handle it properly.

And I do not know if anyone from Fidelity National Title is reading this blog. No one has contacted me nor offered any commentary on what is being written. Nor is anyone offering to answer the myriad of questions that I have asked in any capacity - let alone from the viewpoint of Fidelity National Title Company or Fidelity National Title Insurance Company.

So are they using the information on this blog to find new and unique ways to "hide under the radar"? I certainly hope not as my purpose is to raise questions, to explain to people who are thinking of using Fidelity National Title Company to protect their real estate investment to carefully weigh this choice and make sure that they are well protected and to unite people who are in claims with Fidelity National Title Insurance Company with as much information as possible so that they can have success and not experience what I did.

To that end - I will continue to research not only Fidelity National Title but the title insurance industry so that we (the consumers) all can benefit.