American Home Shield stands behind brokers in legal fights

Warranty company promised to indemnify Texas broker against RESPA claims

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In settling two lawsuits alleging that it paid illegal kickbacks to real estate brokers to market its home warranties, American Home Shield Corp. has been careful to protect real estate brokers and agents from liability.

American Home Shield — the nation’s largest provider of home warranties — has denied that the payments it’s made to real estate brokers who market its products violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, or RESPA.