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Insurer Will Appeal $6.9M Contract Trial Award To 8th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 4, 2016, 10:38 PM EDT) -- Fidelity National Title Insurance on Monday said it’s appealing to the Eighth Circuit a Missouri federal jury’s $6.9 million verdict in July that concluded the insurer breached its policy by failing to diligently defend a real estate investor against mechanic's liens and caused a valuable deal to fall through.

The announced appeal by Fidelity National Title Insurance Co., the successor-by-merger to Lawyers Title Insurance Corp., comes just weeks after U.S. District Judge Carol E. Jackson upheld the verdict in favor of Captiva Lake Investments LLC, concluding that Captiva had presented sufficient evidence that Fidelity had engaged in extended litigation of the...

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October 7, 2010

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