Buyers Allowed To Appeal Class Action Waiver Ruling

Law360, New York (June 11, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a legal battle pursued by California homebuyers who claim builder Pulte Homes Inc. and a subsidiary were involved in an improper insurance fee-splitting deal, a federal judge has allowed the buyers to immediately appeal a recent ruling that barred them from proceeding as a class.

In a ruling issued June 9, Judge Lawrence K. Karlton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California certified an interlocutory appeal, noting that the question of whether the plaintiffs may pursue their claims on behalf of...
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