Can you sue a Title & Escrow company for forgery?

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If a Title & Escrow company forged your signature on a mortgage loan payoff request form that you did not authorize and was not aware of, can you sue for forgery, fraud, and/or privacy invasion? If so, how long do you have to file suit? Also, if the title company has paid back the payoff request fee, is it still possible to sue?
Damage to my name is not the issue, the issue is the fact that this company forged my signature to a document, and sent it to my mortgage company without my permission, which in turn, my mortgage company released my personal & confidential account infomation to this company and then charged me for request. I didn’t even request assistance from this company, nor was I intending to payoff the mortgage of discussion. That is why I said Forgery, Fraud and/or Privacy invasion. But thank you for your input.

Can anyone tell me how long from the date of the occurence do I have to file suit?

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    April 29, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    You can sue. You can also press criminal charges. You should report them to your state’s professional licensing board and the state will fine them and if they are repeat offenders suspend their license. Don’t let them get by with this illegal unethical behavior.

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    Dave S
    April 30, 2011 at 12:04 am

    Yes you can. Forging someone’s name to any document is a felony.

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    April 30, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Forgery on any document is illegal. However, all you will get is a pound of flesh unless you can prove actual damages. I fail to see how paying off a mortgage could have substantially damaged you or your good name. Forgery is the issue, and do not expect damages. Better off going to the county DA and let them bear the cost of prosecution.

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