Bulletin: NY000675

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Bulletin: NY000675

Bulletin Document
Date: November 01, 2022
To: All New York State Agents, Office Counsel, and Managers
RE: UNDERWRITING - Choctaw American Insurance, Inc. (CAII)

*This is a reissue of STG Bulletin SLS2022010*

We recently became aware of lease to own transactions involving Choctaw American Insurance, Inc. (“CAII”) as a purchaser. CAII is a Section 17 corporation chartered pursuant to 25 U.S.C. §477 by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a federally recognized Indian tribe (the “Tribe”).

Before Stewart will consider insurance on the above or similar transactions where CAII is the insured, as owner or lender, both CAII and the Tribe must provide a waiver of sovereign immunity for review by a STG Senior Underwriter. Do not issue any commitments or preliminary reports without such review. Further requirements and exceptions for insurance may be made if the waivers are accepted.

In the event you have any questions regarding the above, please contact Stewart Title Legal Department at 212-922-0050 and speak with any Underwriting Counsel.

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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.


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Related Bulletins:
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Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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