Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the February 17 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday, February 22.
On Tuesday the court hears oral argument in Hernández v. Mesa. Amy Howe has our preview.
On Tuesday the court also hears oral argument in McLane Co. v. EEOC. Charlotte Garden has our preview.

First American Financial v. Edwards

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-708 9th Cir. Nov 28, 2011
Tr.Aud.
Jun 28, 2012 TBD Per Curiam OT 2011
 
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Issue: Whether a private purchaser of real estate settlement services has standing to sue under Article III, § 2 of the United States Constitution.

Plain English Issue: Whether lawsuits under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, which allows homebuyers to sue banks and title companies when they pay kickbacks for the closing of a mortgage loan, are constitutional if the kickback does not affect the price or quality of the services provided?

Plain English Summary:

Judgment: Dismissed as improvidently granted in a per curiam opinion on June 28, 2012.

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CVSG Information

Invited: February 28, 2011

Filed: May 19, 2011 (Deny)

Briefs and Documents

Merits Briefs for the Petitioners Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioners Merits Briefs for the Respondent Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent

Certiorari-stage documents

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