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.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Phillips Station Middle LP says title insurers breached contract
Dec. 1, 2016, 9:35am
PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania partnership has filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Group, title insurers, citing alleged breach of contract.
Phillips Station Middle LP filed a complaint on Oct. 25 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County against the defendants, alleging that they owe money in connection with the plaintiff paying for a piece of property that turned out to have a cloud on its title.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Phillips Station Middle LP suffered monetary damages because of a title that can't be transferred. The plaintiff holds Chicago Title Insurance Company and Fidelity National Title Group responsible because they allegedly insured the supposedly "fee simple" title against clouds.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants in an amount that exceeds $35,000 plus all damages, court costs and any further relief this court grants. It is represented by Charles I. Phillips of Leisawitz Heller Abramowitch Phillips, P.C. in Wyomissing.
Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County Case number GD-16-020343