9th Circ. Partially Revives Title Insurance Class Action

Law360, New York (June 21, 2010, 6:48 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court partially revived a class action Monday alleging First American Title Insurance Co., a title insurance underwriter, illegally paid millions of dollars to title insurance agencies in exchange for exclusively using First American to underwrite their policies.

In its ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the lower court abused its discretion when it denied class certification for a class of consumers who were referred to First American by Tower City Title Agency LLC, the same agency used...
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