Mealey's Banking & Finance - Judge Denies Request To Certify RESPA Class Over Individual Issues

Mealey's Banking & Finance - Judge Denies Request To Certify RESPA Class Over Individual Issues

LOS ANGELES - A federal judge in California on June 18 denied a motion to certify a class claiming that Fidelity National Financial Inc. violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by engaging in a scheme to collect kickbacks from express document delivery services, finding that individual issues, such as whether the class member's loan was subject to the statute, will predominate over class-wide issues (Keith Turner, et al. v. Fidelity National Financial Inc., No. 14-cv-01240-ODW, C.D. Calif.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 83791).

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