TITLE INSURANCE ANTITRUST CLASS ACTION FILED BY GRAY FIRM TRANSFERRED FROM BEAUMONT TO AUSTIN

by Christopher J. Gray on March 11, 2009

in Class Actions

The antitrust class action filed by Christopher J. Gray, P.C. and several other firms in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Winn v. Alamo Title Insurance Co., et al.) alleging price-fixing in the market for title insurance has been transferred to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin on the judge's own motion.  U.S. District Judge Ron Clark ruled that the case may more appropriately proceed in Austin because, among other reasons, as the capital of the State of Texas, Austin is a more convenient venue for Texas state government officials who may wish to intervene in or otherwise participate in the case.  The class action alleges that the major title insurance companies operating in Texas conspired to artificially inflate the premiums that they charged to customers over a multi-year period.

The transfer order and the complaint in the antitrust class action are accessible below.  The case has been assigned to Judge Sam Sparks.

09.3.4 order transferring case to wd tex.pdf (119.42 kb)

08.4.3 class action complaint.pdf (2.48 mb)

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