Two year investigaiton led to settlement resolving claims that law firm paid kickbacks to obtain title business from title companies. Plaintiff state alleged that Reiner, a law firm, which also sells title insurance, used sham service, rental and other agreements to
conceal $142,200 in kickbacks and unlawful inducements between 2002 and 2005. In exchange, Absolute and Access allegedly steered title insurance business to the law firm. Connecticut law prohibits title insurance agents from paying for referrals. Of the $700,000, $125,000 will compensate Absolute consumers, $425,000 will be deposited into the state’s General Fund and the remainder used for consumer education by the Attorney General’s Office, DCP and the Insurance Department.