Bulletin: MO2008002

Date:
January 28, 2008
To:
All Missouri Issuing Offices
RE:
Missouri - New Title Insurance Law - Emergency Rules

Dear Associates:

Stewart Legal Services previously issued Bulletins MO2007003 and MO2008001, Missouri-New Title Insurance Law. This Bulletin is to advise you that The Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP) has filed the Proposed Rules, Emergency Rules and Forms.

The Emergency Rules are effective on January 28, 2008.

You may access the Emergency Rules as well as the Proposed Rules at: http://www.insurance.mo.gov/laws/index.htm.

You may access the filed Forms at the following link by scrolling to TITLE http://www.insurance.mo.gov/industry/forms/index.htm.

The "Missouri Title Insurance Act" is now in effect and the Emergency Rules and applicable forms are effective January 28, 2008.

THIS BULLETIN IS FURNISHED TO INFORM YOU OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS. AS A REMINDER, YOU ARE CHARGED WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONTENT ON VIRTUAL UNDERWRITER  AS IT EXISTS FROM TIME TO TIME AS IT APPLIES TO YOU, AS WELL AS ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS. OUR UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS DO NOT AUTHORIZE OUR ISSUING AGENTS TO ENGAGE IN SETTLEMENTS OR CLOSINGS ON BEHALF OF STEWART TITLE GUARANTY COMPANY. THIS BULLETIN IS NOT INTENDED TO DIRECT YOUR ESCROW OR SETTLEMENT PRACTICES OR TO CHANGE PROVISIONS OF APPLICABLE UNDERWRITING AGREEMENTS. CONFIDENTIAL, PROPRIETARY, OR NONPUBLIC PERSONAL INFORMATION SHOULD NEVER BE SHARED OR DISSEMINATED EXCEPT AS ALLOWED BY LAW. IF APPLICABLE STATE LAW OR REGULATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS, YOU SHOULD CONTINUE TO COMPLY WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

References

Bulletins Replaced:
None
Related Bulletins:
MO2007002 Title Insurance Price Disclosure
 
MO2007003 This Bulletin has been replaced by MO2008001.
 
MO2008001 Missouri--New Title Insurance Law Bulletin Update
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
None