Homebuyers Press For Cert. In Title Insurance Fee Case

Law360, Los Angeles (November 6, 2012, 9:54 PM EST) -- A putative class of California homebuyers and sellers suing First American Title Insurance Co. told a judge Tuesday that the case was ideal for certification because it presented common questions as to whether the company violated state consumer laws by overcharging on fees.

“There is absolutely no argument that can even be made about an individual examination being necessary,” Taras Kick, an attorney for the plaintiffs, said in arguing for class certification of a case that alleges First American is liable for charges exceeding those authorized...
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