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January 13, 2022

A notary gets sued, but E&O won’t help out!

This was originally published many years ago.

We had a notary public whose name will remain anonymous. I will not disclose her location either. But, she is being sued because a lender pulled a fast one on a borrower. The borrower is suing everyone connected to the loan. But, the borrower should know that the notary public has nothing to do with the loan, doesn’t know the lender, and doesn’t benefit from the loan other than to collect their small fee.

The story gets worse though. This notary’s E&O insurance policy wouldn’t help out with any of the legal expenses, or potential damages simply because they claim that the notary never made a clerical error which is true.

The notary public went to get legal counsel, and a neighbor / friend of the notary public offered to help at a discounted rate. But, the discounted estimate for the entire case was $30,000. It doesn’t make sense to me why a notary should pay $30,000 to defend themself from a false accusation.

In any case, we should pray for this notary public, so that she can get off the hook of being falsely accused. She did nothing wrong and shouldn’t suffer like this.



  1. We can do more than pray. There are many thousands of us. If 123 is willing to serve as a collection point; many of us would be willing to make a contribution to right this wrong.

    Comment by Kenneth A Edelstein — October 20, 2012 @ 11:33 am

  2. This is a great suggestion! I second this.

    Comment by Sally David — October 21, 2012 @ 5:30 am

  3. Prayers are important with actions, so yes I would be willing to help some also. Jackie

    Comment by Jackie Brown — February 4, 2019 @ 5:45 pm

  4. Oh funny I just now noticed the date lol, so I pray all went well for her.

    Comment by Jackie Brown — February 4, 2019 @ 5:47 pm

  5. I am wondering how that turned out for this notary. Everyday we get put on the line when we notarize things.

    Comment by Grace Reeves — February 9, 2019 @ 6:08 pm

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