Class Certified In First American Rate Suit

Law360, New York (February 26, 2010, 4:50 PM EST) -- A district court has adopted a magistrate judge’s recommendation to certify a class of Idaho residents accusing First American Title Co. of overcharging customers by failing to provide state-regulated discounts.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge of the District of Idaho certified the class on Wednesday despite partially granting a motion by First American to strike evidence related to certification.

The judge said the plaintiffs met their burden of establishing predominance of common issues, manageability, typicality and numerosity, estimating at least tens of thousands of class...
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