GRAY FIRM, CO-COUNSEL FILE U.S. SUPREME COURT PETITION IN TITLE INSURANCE ANTITRUST CASE

by Christopher J. Gray on July 8, 2010

in Class Actions

Christopher J. Gray, P.C. and its co-counsel have filed a petition for certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the dismissal of the complaint in an action alleging that the major underwriters of title insurance conspired to fix the premiums for title insurance at an artificially high level.  The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas dismissed the complaint based on a technical legal principle known as the filed rate doctrine, which essentially holds that rates approved by a government regulator cannot be challenged under the antitrust laws even if it is alleged that those same rates were achieved via anticompetitive conduct. The U.S Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans affirmed the dismissal. 

The certiorari petition (which contains the orders appealed from as appendices) is accessible below.  

10.6.28 certiorari petition winn v alamo.pdf (332.61 kb)

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