Callison Tighe has over thirty years experience litigating title insurance matters in South Carolina’s State and Federal courts. The firm has represented title insurance underwriters since 1975, when Managing Partner Mike Tighe
began litigating claims for Chicago Title Insurance Company. Since then, Callison Tighe has represented major title insurance underwriters operating in South Carolina and many smaller underwriters in matters ranging from garden-variety title claims to major claims, agent defalcations and direct actions against underwriters.
Callison Tighe has litigators who are familiar with the nuances of title insurance policies and the title insurance industry, and have an understanding of the wide range of issues that arise when litigating title insurance claims. We advise title insurance agents and underwriters on questions having to do with underwriting and coverage in South Carolina.
Callison Tighe’s Title Insurance Litigation Practice Group is headed by Mike Tighe, Louis Lang
, and Jim Koutrakos
, whose combined legal experience totals over 80 years.
Among the cases with which Callison Tighe has been involved:
- In First Federal Savings Bank of Brunswick v. Stewart Title Guaranty Co., 317 S.C. 131, 451 S.E.2d 916 (Ct. App. 1994), a large judgment was obtained against a title insurance carrier, who then retained Callison Tighe to prosecute the appeal. The South Carolina Court of Appeals reversed the trial court.
- In TC X, Inc. v. Commonwealth Land Title Ins. Co., 928 F. Supp. 618 (D.S.C. 1995).
- More recently, Callison Tighe represented a title insurance carrier in a bad faith case in federal court. Read v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., 2006 WL 3313935 (D.S.C. 2006).
- The firm defended Chicago Title in what was then the longest civil jury trial in South Carolina history.
- Callison Tighe recently represented two underwriters in two major mortgage fraud cases brought by lenders seeking indemnification under closing protection letters.
- The firm represented a developer of a resort in Charleston in litigating and resolving a title dispute involving a $130 million title insurance policy.
- The firm just completed a trial where the trial court found that a $1.3 million insured mortgage was superior to a purchase money mortgage given to a seller.
description of Callison Tighe’s services, experiences, or results in
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other clients or prospective clients that the same or similar results
may be achieved. The results and strategy for each case or matter is
dependent on the facts and legal circumstances of that case.