Chicago Title Insurance Co. v. Aurora Loan Services, LLC

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 123510
Decision Date: 
August 30, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 3d Div.
Justice: 
PIERCE
Holding: 
Affirmed.
(Court opinion corrected 9/25/13.) Special warranty deed made by company defined scope of its liability and placed buyer on notice that it warranted only against title defects caused or created by its own conduct, and not for defects arising before it acquired title. Recording of lis pendens by served as notice to future purchasers that deed received after recording might be affected by tax sale. Special assessment taxes sold at tax sale took place because they were previously levied before company conveyed property to buyer, and thus were not within special warranty deed exception. (NEVILLE and HYMAN, concurring.)