No Class Cert. For Homeowners In First American Suit

Law360, New York (August 31, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A Kentucky federal judge on Wednesday refused to certify a class of real estate owners who claim that First American Title Insurance Co. charged them title insurance premiums that exceeded the rate it had submitted to the state's insurance department.

In denying plaintiffs Gregory and Alicia Scott's motion for class certification, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning ruled that the defendant's liability under Kentucky's Consumer Protection Act and various other state statutes for allegedly overcharging title insurance holders could not be determined on a classwide basis,...
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