Are you protected?
It wasn’t the notary’s fault, but it cost him $11,500 anyway.
It was a routine transaction, and there was no way the notary could have known the signatures were forgeries. But they were. And, in the eyes of the court, the notary was at fault. This time the penalty was $8,000 in damages and $3,500 in court costs. Unfair? Sure. But, for a notary public in a litigious society like ours, it’s just part of the territory.
FORTUNATELY, WE’VE GOT THE TERRITORY COVERED
No one can say whether you’ll ever be faced with a situation like the one just described. But, as a notary you are vulnerable. And, with major judgments against notaries now reaching tens of thousands of dollars, it’s important to have someone in your corner should you find yourself faced with a lawsuit.
RLI REQUIRES NO DEDUCTIBLE
That’s exactly why we’re here. We protect notaries beginning with the very first dollar in damages. We pay every dollar of damages and legal costs right up to the policy limit—and that may mean up to $30,000. So, should you ever be sued, you can relax. Chances are you’ll never face an out-of-pocket expense.
NO LENGTHY EXCLUSIONS
That’s equally reassuring. In fact, we pride ourselves on offering the most comprehensive coverage in the industry. Our job is to protect you in case of claim, freeing you to do your job.
WE PAY DEFENSE COSTS
Forged, incomplete or otherwise defective signatures can cast doubt on the validity or date of a document. And when that happens, someone is to blame. Too often, the blame is placed on you, the notary. Worse yet, even if the suit is not valid you may not be spared the need to protect yourself from prosecution. Without coverage you’ll have to pay these defense costs yourself.