Buying a WWII Bombing Range is not a Title Defect

09/10/2011 1:40 PM | Anonymous
In Louisiana, the purchaser of a WWII era bombing range discovered that the local government wouldn't issue permits for turning the property into a residential subdivision because of unexploded ordinance.   

The purchaser then sought to recover under his title insurance policy -- and the court ruled (quite correctly) that this was a matter affecting the condition of the land, not a title defect and that non-record environmental problems were expressly excluded from coverage.  

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