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.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Facebook page Complaints against Fidelity National Title Group
I will be documenting my story about this company. I urge others to read this. My goal is to inform the public and state law makers of how this company treats its policyholders when theres a claim. Stand by for the story.
Ann, I don't remember
where we were in terms of correspondence but finally after seven years I've
made significant progress. I believe what turned things in my favor was that
after numerous complaints to the New York State Department of Financial Services
(NYSDFS) they called a meeting in NYC and Fidelity was represented by two
attorneys and I represented myself? The purpose was to address my numerous
complaints in person. subsequent to the meeting, Fidelity withdrew the OSC to
withdraw they attorneys and allowed me to select my own attorney ( which they
agreed to pay). My new attorney prepared and established a trial date which
none of the previous Fidelity appointed attorneys seemed to be able to do( or
in my opinion did not want to do). As the court date came closer we managed to
reach an equitable settlement ... Actually the settlement was reach in front of
the trial judge as the case was about to start.
Ann, after 8+ years my
case was settled. However, I had to hire my own attorney, (the second one)
which got my case on the court calendar for trial. On the first day of trial
(which both my attorney and I were sure we were going to win, a settlement was reached
... In short, my title and survey were agreed were correct, my property
returned, and I received a financial settlement. In my opinion, the keys to my
success were my attorney (who was honest and competent), the fact that my
formal complaints and subsequent meeting with the NYSDFS ( the Insurance
Department ... Who chaired a meeting with myself and Fidelity attorneys at
their offices) and the fact that we started the trial of the case before a
Wow - finally a
success story. I wish I had been able to financially hold out for 8 years and
have some satisfaction but alas my great satisfaction is by blog and I will
enter all of this if not tonight tomorrow.
My own success ended up financially a disaster
but I feel I have some compensation by now having reached over 25,000 people
and have been able to help numerous people with their actions against Fidelity
I even heard that one person was able to
settle but part of the agreement was to not communicate with me so that I would
not be able to blog about it!!!