Opera Unite a/k/a Opera 10.0 Beta

Opera Unite

Opera Unite allows you to share your data: photos, music, notes and other files. You can even run chat rooms and host entire Web sites with Opera Unite. It puts the power of a Web server in your browser, giving you greater privacy and flexibility than other online services.

Opera Unite services can be accessed from any modern browser, including mobile browsers! At home, just select what you want to share, and you can view it later using your work Web browser

Simply enable Opera Unite when you start Opera 10.0 Beta, and you are ready to go.

Download here.

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Law.com – Insurer Blames N.J. Lawyer for Blot on Title


Law.com – Insurer Blames N.J. Lawyer for Blot on Title

Suit shows that rubber-stamping title commitments can be dangerous
Henry Gottlieb
New Jersey Law Journal
June 16, 2009

A venerable title insurance company has done something unusual in New Jersey, and lawyers aren’t likely to applaud.

Chicago Title Insurance Co. filed a malpractice claim against a homebuyer’s attorney, saying he acted without diligence and owes a piece of the $300,000 the company paid to save a policyholder’s home.

The Bergen County suit charged Albert Birchwale, of Basile, Birchwale & Pellino in Ridgefield, N.J., failed to investigate a previous sale in the chain of ownership to make sure there was no potential federal estate tax lien.

Veteran real estate lawyers say that they’ve heard of suits by title insurers against lawyers who weren’t diligent but that this is the first they know of to allege an attorney failed to research previous sales in the property’s history — a job usually thought to be the role of title professionals.

Chicago Title, founded in 1849, is part of a conglomerate with 30 percent of the national title insurance market.

On Friday, Chicago Title said through its lawyer that the company had decided to voluntarily dismiss the case, Chicago Title Insurance Company v. Birchwale, Ber-L-483-09, but didn’t backtrack from the position that the claim has merit.

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Read the full text of this article here.

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Think this action will cost Chicago Title any business from lawyers….duh?