Title Insurers Can't Beat Pa. RICO Class Action Claims

Law360, Philadelphia (September 03, 2013, 2:56 PM ET) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Friday that plaintiffs in a trio of putative class actions accusing three title insurers of misrepresenting their costs had adequately characterized the organizational structures of the businesses, axing a bid to dismiss claims brought under federal racketeering laws.

U.S. District Court Judge Joel Slomsky rejected arguments from the three defendants — Lawyers Title Insurance Co., Commonwealth Title Insurance Co., and First American Title Insurance Co. — that plaintiffs in the class actions had failed to adequately allege that individual title agents...
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Case Title

SCHWARTZ et al v. LAWYERS TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY


Case Number

2:09-cv-00841

Court

Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Racketeer/Corrupt Organization

Judge

JOEL H. SLOMSKY

Date Filed

February 25, 2009


Case Title

COLEMAN v. COMMONWEALTH LAND TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY


Case Number

2:09-cv-00679

Court

Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Racketeer/Corrupt Organization

Judge

JOEL H. SLOMSKY

Date Filed

February 17, 2009


Case Title

LEVINE et al v. FIRST AMERICAN TITLE INSURANCE COMPANY


Case Number

2:09-cv-00842

Court

Pennsylvania Eastern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutes: Racketeer/Corrupt Organization

Judge

JOEL H. SLOMSKY

Date Filed

February 25, 2009

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