Why would I never again use Fidelity National Title to protect real estate? Four years ago a claim was filed with Fidelity National Title Insurance Company 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. The loss was valued at $0 based on an appraisal done by a Boise Idaho appraiser. I had to file a lawsuit against Fidelity National Title in order to settle the claim and felt that I was forced to settle.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Kreise Enderle Attorneys at Law
After one of my reader's posts this afternoon on this law firm handling 150 cases a year for Fidelity National Title, I went searching on the internet and found this information on Kreise Enderle Attorneys at Law:
comprehensive insurance defense practice, we represent clients including: Automobile
insurance carriers in no-fault coverage disputes and motor vehicle negligence
liability insurers in premises liability and general liability claims
Title companies in
real estate disputes and title claims
Our insurance defense
attorneys provide effective strategies to reduce your claim costs.
Whenever I read things like this it always raises questions. First, what exactly is "comprehensive insurance defense practice"??
It does say specifically that they represent Title Companies (such as Fidelity National Title Insurance Company I assume) in real estate disputes and title claims. Am I correct in my understanding that they represent Fidelity and not the insured?? And is this with third party disputes and claims? And, if so, why would they then not represent the insured??
"Our insurance defense attorneys provide effective strategies to reduce your claims costs."
Oh boy. Am I reading this correctly that Kreise Enderle's job is to reduce the claims costs by coming up with a strategy to not pay claims????
It sure does not look with these statements that they are looking out for the interests of the insured - but rather looking out for the interest of the person employing them - their client - the title company. Or am I reading this incorrectly??