(a) Each individual transaction which is in violation of this chapter or which does not otherwise conform to the requirements of this chapter shall be considered a violation.
Attorney's NoteUnder the Alabama Code, punishments for crimes depend on the classification. In the case of this section:
|Violation||up to 30 days||up to $200|
Terms Used In Alabama Code 27-25-9
- Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
- Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
- Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
- state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the several territories of the United States. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
- writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
(b) This chapter shall be enforceable only by the commissioner and does not create any private cause of action or other private legal recourse.
(c) The commissioner may, in his or her discretion and upon good cause shown, revoke the certificate of authority of a title agent, revoke the license issued to a title insurer, or impose a fine in an amount not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500) for each violation of this chapter or of any rule or regulation promulgated under this chapter. No title insurer shall pay, directly or indirectly, any portion of a fine imposed on any agent of the title insurer. In addition, the commissioner may impose a fine in an amount not to exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000) per violation upon a finding that an agent or an insurer willfully or intentionally deviated from the filed rates for that insurer. Any fine collected by the commissioner shall be deposited into the State General Fund.
(d) If, from any examination of a title insurer, the commissioner finds that a title insurer is violating any of the provisions of Section 34-3-7, the commissioner shall so certify his or her findings in writing to the Attorney General, and the Attorney General shall forthwith bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction in the State of Alabama to permanently enjoin the commission of such acts by the title insurer. If the title insurer violates any of the provisions of such an injunction, the Attorney General shall forthwith bring an action in such a court to revoke the corporate charter of the title insurer, if a domestic entity, or the license to conduct business in this state of the title insurer, if a foreign or alien entity.