Judge: RICO Claims Survive Against Insurers In Alleged Scheme With Title Agents

Judge: RICO Claims Survive Against Insurers In Alleged Scheme With Title Agents

PHILADELPHIA - Homeowners in three putative class actions may proceed with their claims for violations of federal racketeering laws against three title insurers with regard to allegations of misrepresentation of costs in a fraudulent scheme, a Pennsylvania federal judge ruled Aug. 30 (Stephanie Coleman and Janelle Bowmer v. Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Co., No. 09-679; Mitchell and Randi Schwartz, et al. v. Lawyers Title Insurance Co., No. 09-841; Bruce Levine and Daniel McCorkle, et al. v. First American Title Insurance Co., No. 09-842, E.D. Pa.; 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 124313).

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