Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

We expect orders from the March 23 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.
On Monday the court hears oral argument in United States v. Sanchez-Gomez. Howard Wasserman has our preview.
On Monday the court also hears oral argument in China Agritech Inc. v. Resh. Ronald Mann has our preview.

First American Financial v. Edwards

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
10-708 9th Cir. Nov 28, 2011
Jun 28, 2012 TBD Per Curiam OT 2011

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?

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

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