High Court Won't Hear Title Insurer Price-Fixing Case

Law360, New York (February 19, 2013, 4:18 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court refused Tuesday to weigh the Third Circuit's holding that state agencies don't have to meaningfully review insurance rates for the rates to escape antitrust scrutiny, preserving a win for title insurers facing class action claims of price-fixing.

The high court rejected a challenge from Delaware homeowners to a June ruling that said the filed rate doctrine barred two antitrust class actions against a slew of title insurers. The long-standing doctrine established by the U.S. Supreme Court shields rates set by insurers, utilities...
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