- November 11, 1994
- All Maryland Policy Writing Agents
- Judgments of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Maryland
On October 3, 1994 the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Maryland began operation out of the new Federal Courthouse located in Greenbelt, Maryland.
Greenbelt is located in Prince George's County.
Under CJ Section 11-402(b) of the Annotated Code of Maryland, a judgment of U.S. District Court constitutes a lien against the real property of the defendant(s)/debtor(s) located in the county in which the judgment was entered.
We have concluded that judgments rendered by the U.S. District Court sitting at Greenbelt constitute a lien against real property of any defendant(s)/debtor(s) located in Prince George's County the same as any judgment rendered by the Circuit Court for Prince George's County.
Effective immediately all title examinations performed on properties in Prince George's County will include a search of the judgment and other records (RICO forfeitures, criminal fines, etc.) of the U.S. District Court sitting at Greenbelt and all judgments and other liens entered by that court must be either cleared or excepted to if Stewart is to insure title.
All questions and requests for clarity will be referred to the undersigned.
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.