Bulletin: CO000035

Date:
October 18, 2002
To:
All Issuing Offices in Colorado
RE:
Indemnification Requests

Dear Associates:

Stewart Title Guaranty Company has changed its requirements relating to the issuance of indemnities to other underwriters. Attached is a copy of Stewart Title Guaranty Companies Bulletin MGT-34 ("Bulletin"), which outlines the requirements needed for approval of an indemnification requests. Based on the attached Bulletin we have developed a checklist (attached) to be used when submitting indemnification requests for approval. The checklist should be utilized and forwarded with the required documentation to the appropriate Stewart Title Guaranty Company personnel for review and approval of the indemnification request.

In addition, the form of indemnification letter has been revised. Please use the new form of indemnification letter that is attached to the Bulletin. We recently formatted this form in Microsoft Word and it can be e-mailed to you upon request. In addition, the form is being formatted as an AIM document.

If you have any question in regard to this please feel free to contact me.

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:
None
Underwriting Manual:
None
Exceptions Manual:
None
Forms:
CO Indemnification Request Checklist 1