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The following are the title agents (in alphabetic order) who have been placed in receivership or liquidation and are being or have been handled by TTIGA:

OPEN LIQUIDATIONS, SUPERVISIONS, AND RECEIVERSHIPS:

Southern Title Insurance Corporation

       On December 20, 2011, pursuant to Title 38.2, Chapters 10 and 15 of the Virginia Code, the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond issued an Order that appointed the State Corporation Commission of the Commonwealth of Virginia as Receiver of Southern Title Insurance Corporation ("Southern Title").  Southern Title was also placed in Receivership April 19, 2012 in Virginia.  Further, on August 30, 2012, the Texas Insurance Commissioner declared Southern Title impaired pursuant to the Texas Insurance Code, Chapter 2602, under Commissioner's Order No. 12-0721. On July 28, 2014, the State Corporation Commission for the Commonwealth of Virginia entered its Order of Liquidation with a Finding of Insolvency (“Liquidation Order”) for Southern Title. 

Direct Title, LLC

       On May 24, 2013, the Texas Commissioner of Insurance for the Texas Department of Insurance placed Direct Title, LLC ("Direct Title") in Supervision and declared Direct Title an "impaired" title agency.  The Commissioner appointed Doug Slape as the Supervisor of Direct.  The designation of impairment triggered TTIGA into action as well.

  • Contact the Supervisor, Doug Slape at the Department of Insurance by calling: (512) 322-5002.
  • If you believe you need to file a claim with TTIGA, please download the Direct Title claim package, read the notice and instructions, fill out the claim form, and send your claim into TTIGA per the claim filing instructions.
  • If you have questions on how to file a claim against Direct Title, you may contact Reed Bates at the Texas Title Insurance Guaranty Association or by phone: (512) 480-5120.

CLOSED LIQUIDATIONS, SUPERVISIONS, AND RECEIVERSHIPS:

Legacy Title Co., Ltd. d/b/a Ameritrust Title Company
On March 20, 2009, the Travis County District Court entered an Agreed Order Appointing Liquidator and Permanent Injunction against Legacy Title Co., Ltd. d/b/a Ameritrust Title Company (“Ameritrust”), finding Ameritrust to be insolvent.  The deadline to file claims against this Receivership has past. See TDI's website for final reports.
 

Esquire Title, LLC
On July 22, 2008, the Travis County District Court entered an Agreed Order Appointing Liquidator and Permanent Injunction against Esquire Title, LLC (“Esquire”), finding Esquire to be insolvent.  The deadline to file claims against this Receivership has pastSee TDI's website for final accounting.
 

Mi Tierra Title, LLC
On February 25, 2009, the Travis County District Court entered an Agreed Order Appointing Liquidator and Permanent Injunction against Mi Tierra Title, L.L.C. (“Mi Tierra”), finding Mi Tierra to be insolvent.  The deadline to file claims against this Receivership has past.

National Charity Title, Inc.
On March 4, 2009, the Travis County District Court entered an Agreed Order Appointing Liquidator and Permanent Injunction against National Charity Title, Inc. (“National Charity”), finding National Charity to be insolvent.  TTIGA did not apply to the court to handle the escrow funds shortage, because there were no claims.  No forms have been developed either.

Southern Star Title Company, LLC
On January 8, 2009, the Travis County District Court entered an Agreed Order Appointing Liquidator and Permanent Injunction against Southern Star Title Company, LLC (“SST”), finding SST to be insolvent.  The deadline to file claims against this Receivership has past. The Estate was closed March 2014.  See TDI's website for more information.
 

Texas Nations Title Agency, Inc.
On July 16, 2009, the Travis County District Court entered an Agreed Order Appointing Liquidator and Permanent Injunction against Texas Nations Title Agency, Inc. (“Texas Nations”), finding Texas Nations to be insolvent.  On March 22, 2010, the Judge approved a joint application between TTIGA and the Special Deputy Receiver (DKJ Group, Inc.) to work together on claims handling.  The Special Deputy Receiver will initially handle all claims.  Please see their website, below, for all claim filing forms and instructions.  The deadline to file claims against this Receivership has past.

Title USA Insurance Corporation
Formerly known as:  USLIFE Title Insurance Company of Dallas (until 1985); Dallas Title & Guaranty Company (until 1972); and New Dallas Title & Guaranty Company (until 1971)
This company was placed in receivership in 1989 and the receivership closed in 1998.  However, if you are looking for your title file or other documents, they may be with Fidelity National Title Insurance Company.  Please call (402) 970-3807 and ask for Michael Behrens.
 

Webb County Title & Abstract Company, Inc.
On January 11, 2008, the Travis County District Court entered an Agreed Order of Liquidation and Permanent Injunction against Webb County Title & Abstract Company, Inc. (“Webb”), finding Webb to be insolvent.  The deadline to file claims against this Receivership has past.  Please TDI's website for a final report, final accounting, and other information on Webb.
 

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