Insurers Invoke Filed Rate Doctrine In Antitrust Battle

Law360, New York (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- More than a dozen major title insurers facing antitrust action that accuses the industry of conspiring with a New Jersey rating bureau to fix prices have moved to toss the suit, citing the filed rate doctrine.

The companies – the largest title insurers in the U.S. – told the New Jersey district court in a joint motion to dismiss on Thursday that the plaintiffs' claims were barred by the doctrine, and should be dismissed with prejudice.

“The amended complaint ignores the significance of the fact that...
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