ALTA Endorsement 21 (Creditors' Rights)

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ALTA Endorsement 21 (Creditors' Rights)

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The Company insures against loss or damage sustained by the insured by reason of the avoidance in whole or in part, or a court order providing some other remedy, based on the voidability of any estate, interest, or mortgage shown in Schedule A because of the occurrence on or before Date of Policy of a fraudulent transfer or a preference under federal bankruptcy, state insolvency or similar creditors' rights laws.

The coverage provided by this endorsement shall include the payment of costs, attorneys' fees and expenses necessary to defend the insured against those counts, and no others, of any litigation seeking a court order which will result in loss or damage against which this endorsement provides insurance to the extent provided in the Conditions and Stipulations.

This endorsement does not insure against loss or damage if the insured: (a) knew when it acquired any estate, interest, or mortgage shown in Schedule A that the transfer, conveyance, or mortgage was intended to hinder, delay, or defraud any creditor; or (b) is found by a court not to be a transferee or purchaser in good faith.

This endorsement is issued as part of the policy. Except as it expressly states, it does not (i) modify any of the terms and provisions of the policy, (ii) modify any prior endorsements, (iii) extend the Date of Policy, or (iv) increase the Amount of Insurance. To the extent a provision of the policy or a previous endorsement is inconsistent with an express provision of this endorsement, this endorsement controls. Otherwise, this endorsement is subject to all of the terms and provisions of the policy and of any prior endorsements.

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