Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
First American Title Insurance Company
Current Parent Company: 
First American Financial
Penalty: 
$680,000
Year: 
2005
Date: 
July 13, 2005
Offense Group: 
competition-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
kickbacks and bribery
Violation Description: 

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced a legal settlement with a Tennessee title company for violating the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA). HUD claimed First American Title Insurance Company, doing business as Memphis Title Company, made payments through sham affiliated businesses in the Memphis area in violation of RESPA's anti-kickback and unearned fee provisions.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Housing and Urban Development Department
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
California
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
insurance
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Parent company note: 
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