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Plaintiffs fail to establish equitable tolling in another putative RESPA kickback case

On December 11, 2013 by Schnader in Finance

By Monica C. Platt In Riddle v. Bank of America, a judge in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania just granted summary judgment against the plaintiffs in a case alleging that banks and mortgage insurers participated in a “scheme” to pay purported kickbacks in violation of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act […]

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The Filed Rate Doctrine and “Secondarily Billed” Rates

On October 10, 2013 by Schnader in Finance

By Stephen A. Fogdall and Christopher A. Reese The filed rate doctrine holds that the reasonableness of insurance rates filed with and approved by a state insurance regulator cannot be challenged in court.  That doctrine ought to apply even when the cost of the insurance is passed on, or “secondarily billed,” by […]

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