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.
Plaintiff state alleged that defendant, a joint title plant, was using restrictions on sharing of its title information to suppress competition in the market for title company services in a number of Texas counties. A settlement was reached, lifting the restrictions.