Judicial News

Supreme Court rules on DFS Regulation 208

Update: 2/21/19 On July 5, 2018, Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower annulled Insurance Regulation 208 in full, finding that portions of it conflicted with Insurance Law § 6409(d) and that other provisions regulating title insurance closers and ancillary fees were arbitrary and capricious. DFS subsequently appealed and on January 15, 2019, the Appellate Division affirmed in […]

Cooperative Transparency Bill

On December 14, 2018, County Executive George Latimer signed the Cooperative Transparency Bill. Chapter 700 of the Laws of Westchester County has been amended to include a new section–section 700-21a. The complete law, committee comments, and text can be found at: https://bit.ly/2FsPbVf. The law shall become effective immediately. Under the new legislation the following timelines […]

FinCEN GTO Confidentiality Update

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of The United States Treasury Department, has issued a new Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) issued under United States Code Title 31 Section 5326. This order, effective as of November 17, 2018 and running through May 15, 2019, authorizes the Treasury Department to collect information about certain transactions […]

New Yonkers Transfer Tax Form

Effective immediately, Yonkers has a new Real Property Transfer Tax Form. This form can be found on Judicial’s website or click here for access.  It can be identified by the notation “REV. 07-2018” on the bottom left corner of the document.  Previous versions of this form will not be accepted by Yonkers.

FinCEN GTO

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of The United States Treasury Department, has extended its existing Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) issued under United States Code Title 31 Section 5326. This order, effective as of May 21, 2018, authorizes the Treasury Department to collect information about certain transactions in specified geographic areas in furtherance […]

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