Homebuyer Must Prove Harm, Insurer Tells High Court

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 10:00 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court considered a plea Monday from title insurer First American Financial Corp. that a homebuyer could not bring a putative class action against it for allegedly being involved in a kickback scheme without proving the dealings caused her direct harm.

In a one-hour session Monday, First American attorney Aaron M. Panner of Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd Evans & Figel PLLC argued that Cleveland homebuyer Denise P. Edwards did not have a right to sue the company for allegedly being involved in a kickback...
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