The battle over mortgage settlement practices is being waged on yet another front. An independent title insurance company has filed a suit in U.S. district court in Minnesota, accusing two real estate agencies and their title insurance companies of violating the Real Estate Settlement Practices Act and the antitrust laws.

The complainant is Northwest Title and Escrow Corp., Vadnais Heights, Minn., and the defendants are Edina Realty Inc., Edina, Minn., and Burnet Realty Corp., also in Edina, along with their title insurance subsidiaries and related companies.

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