Plaintiff Wants Class Cert. In Shoddy Warranties Suit

Law360, New York (July 11, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT) -- A homeowner sought Friday to certify a class of buyers in a California suit alleging First American Home Buyers Protection Corp. misrepresented and then breached its home warranties by encouraging third-party contractors to deny legitimate claims and perform substandard work.

Emily Diaz is seeking restitution and rescission of the home warranty contracts. Her lawyers estimate the proposed class, which includes anyone who purchased or made a claim under a First American home warranty since March 2003, is made up of more than 1.3 million people....
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