Byline: Derek Hawkins
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Case Name: Fifth Third Mortgage Company v. Ira Kaufman, et al.
Case No.: 18-3295
Officials: WOOD, Chief Judge, and BAUER and ST. EVE, Circuit Judges.
Focus: Insurance Claim Liability
Fifth Third Mortgage Company sued several individuals and businesses after it fell victim to a mortgage fraud scheme. At issue in this appeal is the personal liability of Ira Kaufman. Kaufman participated in numerous fraudulent closings as the attorney for the seller. Kaufman is also the owner of Traditional Title Company, LLC, which was the title company used for several closings that facilitated the fraud. For the reasons that follow, the judgment against...