Bulletin: NY000672

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Bulletin: NY000672

Bulletin Document
Date: September 09, 2022
To: All New York State Agents, Office Counsel, and Managers
RE: UNDERWRITING- Suffolk County

Dear Associates:

The Suffolk County Clerk’s Office experienced a cyber-security intrusion on September 8, 2022 that has resulted in multiple computer systems being shut down.  As a result, examiners in Suffolk County are currently unable to conduct searches of the Suffolk County land records, Suffolk County Clerk’s docket and other databases.  This appears to be a county-wide issue, affecting more than just the County Clerk’s Office.

The County is working diligently to resolve this issue and hopes to have its systems up and running on Monday, September 12, 2022.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates accordingly.  If you have any questions, including those about transactions that have recently closed, are scheduled to close today or are scheduled to close in the near future, please call or e-mail one of our underwriting counsel to discuss.

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.


References

Bulletins Replaced:
  • None
Related Bulletins:
Underwriting Manual:
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Exceptions Manual:
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Forms:
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