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First American Title Insurance Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This case alleges that First American violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act by purchasing ownerhip interests in title insurance agencies and obtaining agreements from such agencies to refer title insurance business exclusively to First American Title Insurance Company.  This case has two separate classes.  This page is for the settlement class which includes individuals who have purchased title insurance from the companies listed below:

• Accurate Title Group LLC (Cornelius, N.C.)
• Affiliated Services LLC (Crofton, Md.)
• Attorneys Title Agency LLC (Bingham Farms, Mich.)
• Backman Title Co. of Utah (Murray, Utah)
• Capital Title Ins. Agency Inc. (Crofton, Md.)
• Classic Settlements Inc. (Gaithersburg, Md.)
• Doral Title LLC (Miami, Fla.)
• Equity Land Title LLC (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
• Equity Title Insurance Agency Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah)
• ET Investments LLC (Aurora, Colo.)
• Fidelity Title Abstract Co. (Cherry Hill, N.J.)
• Integrated Title Insurance Services (Los Angeles, Calif.)
• Investors Title Company (Los Angeles, Calif.)
• Island Title Corp. (Honolulu, Hawaii)
• Johnson County Title Co. Inc. (Buffalo, Wyo.)
• Kentucky Land Title Agency Inc. (Fort Mitchell, Ky.)
• McNeese Title LLC (Destin, Fla.)
• Northwest Title LLC (Bellevue, Wash.)
• Orange Coast (Santa Ana, Calif.)
• PCR Title Agency of MD/DC LLC (Crofton, Md.)
• Performance Title Agency Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio)
• The Security First Title Affiliates Inc. (Jacksonville, Fla.)
• Trans-County Title Agency LLC (New Brunswick, N.J.)
• Title Xperts Agency Inc. (Cleveland, Ohio)
• US Title Ins. Agency LLC (Bluffdale, Utah)

Docket Number:

07-03796 SJO

Company: First American Corporation

Filing Deadline: November 18, 2016

Class Period: June 12, 2006 to May 26, 2016

Objection Deadline: August 19, 2016

Exclusion Deadline: August 19, 2016

Final Approval Hearing: September 19, 2016

Proof of Purchase:

name of Title Insurance Agent, address of the property insured, and proof of payment

Eligibility:

All persons who paid for a First American title insurance policy from a title insurance agent or company listed above from June 2006 to May 2016 to insure a residential property (not including sellers of the property insured).

Typical Settlement Amount:

$75

Total Settlement Amount:

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$10,000

Law Firms:
Spertus Laudes and Umhofer LLP
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP

Claim Form: Submit a Claim

Case Name: Edwards v. The First American Corporation, et al.

Settlement Website: Edwards v. The First American Corporation, et al.

Claims Administrator:
Epiq Systems

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Edwards v. First American 
Class Action Settlement Administrator
PO Box 4098
Portland, OR 97208-4098
1-844-778-5951

Tags: Collusion and Price Fixing, Deceptive Insurance Practices