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Final Defendants Convicted In Thumbprint Murder Case

By Michael Lewis on September 27, 2012 - Two men were convicted last week for their role in the murder of a Palm Springs, California, retiree and a thumbprint recorded in a Notary’s journal proved instrumental in solving the case.

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Hotline Tip: Defining The Legal Language On Notary Certificates

By NNA Staff on September 27, 2012 - There are many legal-sounding terms used in Notary certificates and within documents requiring notarization. Can you explain what they mean?

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Officials Press More Banks To Reach Robo-Signing Settlement

By NNA Staff on September 27, 2012 - U.S state attorneys general are negotiating a legal settlement with four regional banks for their involvement in the “robo-signing” crisis.

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Thousands Of Mortgage Fraud Complaints Filed Against Attorneys

By David Thun on September 27, 2012 - A “huge” number of mortgage fraud-related complaints are being filed against attorneys and law firms, according to the American Bar Association.

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City Considers Offering Library Cards As ID For Some Undocumented Immigrants

By David Thun on September 20, 2012 - The Los Angeles City Council is considering a proposal that could allow undocumented immigrants within its boundaries to use library cards as identification to obtain city services.

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Hotline Tip: Can A Signer Correct A Mistake On A Notarized Document?

By NNA Staff on September 20, 2012 - A client called to inform me that a mistake had been made on a notarial certificate and asked if she could make the slight edit to the information. Is this acceptable?

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Lack Of Staff And Training Led To Needless Foreclosures

By NNA Staff on September 20, 2012 - Approximately 840,000 debt-burdened homeowners who could have been helped by the federal government’s Home Affordable Modification Program will fall through the cracks largely due to a lack of proper staffing and training at some of the financial institutions, according to a recent study.

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Recorder's Association Issues List Of 10 Most Common Notary Errors

By Kelle Clarke on September 20, 2012 - The County Recorder’s Association of California has issued a top 10 list of the most common Notary mistakes that can cause documents to be rejected for recording.

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Asians Replace Hispanics As Fastest Growing Immigrant Group In U.S.

By Kelle Clarke on September 13, 2012 - Asians now represent the largest stream of new immigrants to the United States, overtaking Hispanics in the top spot, according to a study by the Pew Research Center.

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Hotline Tip: Can A Client Sign For His Wife On A Loan Modification?

By NNA Staff on September 13, 2012 - Recently, a customer asked to sign for his wife on a loan modification document, using a power of attorney. Is this acceptable?

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