First American Scores Win In Title Spat With JPMorgan

Law360, New York (July 9, 2010, 3:58 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has handed a victory to First American Title Insurance Co. in its ongoing fight with JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, the acquirer of Washington Mutual Bank, over an agreement related to a mortgage that cost WaMu $4.5 million and turned out to be a sham.

In a decision Thursday, Judge Marianne O. Battani of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled in favor of First American, granting its motion for partial judgment on the pleadings, finding that the title insurance...
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