Washington, DC 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 9, 2011




(Exact Name of the Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   001-13585   95-1068610

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



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(IRS Employer

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4 First American Way, Santa Ana, California   92707
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

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Item 8.01 Other Events.

On May 9, 2011, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”), as Receiver of Washington Mutual Bank (“WaMu”), filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against CoreLogic Valuation Services, LLC, f/k/a eAppraiseIT, LLC (“eAppraiseIT”); CoreLogic, Inc.; CoreLogic Real Estate Solutions, LLC, f/k/a First American Real Estate Solutions, LLC; CoreLogic Real Estate Information Services, LLC, f/k/a First American Real Estate Information Services, LLC; and The First American Financial Corporation.

The Complaint alleges that eAppraiseIT was grossly negligent and breached its contract with Washington Mutual in the provision of appraisal services in 2006 and 2007 relating to 194 residential mortgage loans and seeks to recover losses of at least $129 million that WaMu allegedly suffered. The Complaint appears to allege that eAppraiseIT is responsible for the entire amount of the losses that WaMu experienced on these loans, irrespective of any flaws in WaMu’s underwriting and risk management practices, any borrower fraud, an overall decline in property values in the relevant markets or any other relevant factors. The Complaint asserts claims against eAppraiseIT’s parent corporations, including CoreLogic, Inc., pursuant to alter ego theories of liability.

The Company believes the FDIC’s factual allegations, legal theories and damage calculations have many flaws, and the Company intends to defend itself vigorously. At this time, the Company cannot predict the ultimate outcome of this matter or the potential range of damages, if any.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: May 10, 2011     By:  

/s/ Stergios Theologides

    Name:   Stergios Theologides
    Title:   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary