Contract Claim Win Voided In First American Action

Law360, New York (November 11, 2009, 1:29 PM EST) -- A federal judge has vacated an earlier ruling awarding a group of First American Title Insurance Co. policyholders summary judgment of liability on a breach of contract claim in a class action alleging the insurance company overcharged customers for residential title insurance policies.

Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania on Monday voided her Sept. 4 memorandum and order finding that the nation’s largest insurer had breached an implied contract when it charged its customers the basic rate...
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