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Class Cert. Granted In Fidelity Title Insurance Suit

Law360 (April 1, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A homeowner won class certification Thursday in a suit alleging Fidelity National Title Insurance Co. violated consumer protection statutes in Arizona by overcharging for title insurance when property owners refinanced mortgages.

Judge Jennifer C. Guerin of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona said the plaintiff satisfied the basic class requirements of numerosity, commonality and adequacy of the plaintiff.

The plaintiff alleged that Florida-based Fidelity “routinely and systematically” overcharged its customers for title insurance fees in excess of the rates mandated and published by...
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