Case interpreting an ALTA 9 Endorsement that forced the changes in the ALTA 9 endorsements and the addition of the ALTA 28 series and 35 series.

NATIONWIDE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, Appellant v. COMMONWEALTH LAND TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY. Nationwide Life Insurance Company (” Nationwide” ) appeals the District Court’s dismissal of its claim under a title insurance policy issued by Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company (“Commonwealth” ). Nationwide seeks payment for a loss arising from land title restrictions that allowed a former owner of Nationwide’s real property to prevent its sale by Nationwide. It asserts that the District Court erred in ruling that Commonwealth had “expressly excepted” from insurance coverage any loss related to these restrictions. Click Here to read full text