Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
First American Title Insurance Company
Current Parent Company: 
First American Financial
Penalty: 
$7,000,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
October 8, 2002
Offense Group: 
consumer-protection-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
consumer protection violation
Violation Description: 

A group of title companies agreed to pay a total of $50 million to settle allegations that they engaged in deceptive advertising and unfair business practices in their escrow services.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
California Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
California
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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