Homeowners Lose Class Cert. In Fidelity Mortgage Row

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT) -- An Arizona federal court on Wednesday decertified a homeowner's class action against Fidelity National Title Insurance Co., finding that lead plaintiff Miguel Ramirez has no straightfoward way to prove the insurer charged excessive mortgage refinancing fees to tens of thousands of customers.

Ramirez told the court in his 2011 motion for class certification that he had a simple and effective way to comb through Fidelity's records to determine eligible class members. However, he later admitted that class criteria are more numerous and complicated than he had...
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