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Illinois' doctrine of adverse domination requires proof of complicity

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 9 2012

For much of the 1980s and 1990s, Intercounty Title Insurance Company provided real estate closing and title insurance services in the Chicago area to Stewart Information Services

Justice Bransten rules on MBS causation motions

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • January 13 2012

We previously posted about the October 5, 2011 hearing before Justice Eileen Bransten in the New York Supreme Court’s Commercial Division in MBIA Ins. Co. v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., et al. (Index No. 60282508), during which Justice Bransten heard arguments concerning the causation burden presented by monoline insurers’ fraud and breach of warranty claims against Countrywide relating to mortgage-backed securities transactions the plaintiffs insured

Class certification denied in RESPA kickback action

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 13 2010

The recent decision in Carter v. Welles-Bowen Realty, Inc., No. 3:09-cv-400 (N.D. Ohio Mar. 11, 2010), two consolidated cases involving alleged kickbacks to “sham” title insurance companies, in violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (“RESPA”), is consistent with numerous other decisions of federal courts nationwide that have denied class certification of RESPA kickback claims on the grounds that a class action is not a superior method of adjudication

Ambiguous insurance policy language must be construed in insured's favor

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2011

Literally thousands of hopeful Indiana homeowners entered into contracts with Trinity Homes, an Indiana general contractor, to construct residential housing

Unoccupied residence for any period of time is not, as a matter of law, an "increase in hazard" under an insurance contract

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 2 2010

Wavie Luster lived alone in her home in Merrillville, Indiana

Insurer not liable for portion of unallocated settlement

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2011

Courtyard Homes at Sycamore Springs built and sold the residential units in a subdivision outside Indianapolis in the White River floodplain