Timing of Lawyer’s Thievery Saves Title Insurer From Liability to Buyers

August 4, 2010 – Media Mention

A unanimous New Jersey State Supreme Court reversed an Appellate Division decision and found for our client, Stewart Title, in a case that looked at who is liable when a closing attorney steals a client's funds. In this case, Stewart Title had never even heard of the attorney -- or his clients, who sold a home and then bought another, entrusting their attorney with their money -- before the theft occurred. This story quotes Jaimee Katz Sussner, who successfully argued the case, about what the Court ruled on and what it deferred for another day.