Insurer Says Title Fee Suit Belongs In Federal Court

Law360 (December 12, 2019, 10:01 PM EST) -- First American Title Insurance Co. on Thursday asked to remove to federal court a proposed class action accusing it of improperly charging real estate buyers closing fees, saying the Middle District of Florida has jurisdiction under the Class Action Fairness Act.

The insurer said it denies the allegations made by Antao Properties LLC, which consists only of Florida resident Edward Antao, and denies that the proposed class of buyers could be certified or that any of them are entitled to relief.

But First American said the pleadings and submitted evidence show that the CAFA jurisdictional requirements of party diversity, a proposed class...

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