I would never use Fidelity National Title Insurance Company to protect my real estate. A claim was filed with Fidelity for me by their Title Officer for the loss of a mile long easement to 80 acres with views of the famous Napa Valley in California. Fidelity valued the loss at $0 by a Boise Idaho appraiser. After suing Fidelity I was forced to settle for a fraction of the loss. I question whether Fidelity National Title Insurance Company acted in Good Faith in the handling of my claim.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Once Again It Appears that Fidelity National Title is Doing Its Best to Not Pay Claims
Thanks for your latest 2 e-mails. I have spoken to Mr. Saag & copied
him before. IMHO (In My Humble Opinion) he is part of the problem.
He tried to “steal” the encroached property from XXXXX for $10k which was
insulting and absurd by any measure. They investigated and came back with
a minimum of $55k which IMHO is about right. Saag also told me he has 130
attorneys working for him handling claims in the Western Division. What does
that tell you?
I did hear back from the associate counsel yesterday. They claim their
appraisal is correct which indicates the property does not abut a “xxxxxxx”
enhancement and the XXXXXXXX assessor is incorrect when he claims it abuts a
xxxxxx. The assessor personally knows the property, has lived there all
his life, and is intimately familiar with my case. The subject property
abuts a xxxxxx, is shown on the TI map on a named stream, and the TI policy
extensively covers the fact that it abuts the xxxxxx in its exceptions.
Just further evidence of their delay tactics shrouded by ignorance.
Since associate counsel and Saag are continuing to communicate with me, I will
respond to them covering the above one more time to give them the opportunity
to resolve matters before I tell them I will be posting on your blog. So
far they have not released their appraisal to me.
will keep you posted. Thanks again for your
I am editing this post at this time as the author is still in the middle of attempting to get Fidelity National Title to do their job and insure his property.