Case Study: First American V. Edwards

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 1:28 PM EDT) -- On June 20, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the petition for writ of certiorari in First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, No. 10-708 (June 20, 2011), to determine whether a homebuyer had sufficient standing to pursue a putative class action against a title insurer that allegedly violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act of 1974 (RESPA).

In the courts below, the parties disputed whether the plaintiff, Denise Edwards, in the absence of any financial or other actual injury from the alleged RESPA violation, (1) has...
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