Case summaries are provided for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for legal advice by a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. Case law may change over time, so be sure to confirm a case is still good law.
Auction sales contracts may be subject to different standards than traditional sales contracts.
A real estate and business broker must have a valid written agreement to claim a commission for a sale they did not cause.
In Wetzel v. Glen St. Andrew Living Community, LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that a landlord can be found liable under the Fair Housing Act (“FHA”) for failing to protect a tenant from known, discriminatory harassment by other tenants.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the ruling that a local zoning ordinance clearly and unambiguously excluded purely transient uses of property.
A federal appellate court has reversed a trial court’s decision to delay consideration of whether a website violated the ADA because the DOJ had failed to issue its rules; the appellate court found that the website operator had ample notice that websites were covered by the ADA and so returned he case to the trial court for further proceedings.
An SDNY court dismissed an ADA website lawsuit filed by NY plaintiff against an Ohio based grocery chain based on mootness and lack of personal jurisdiction.
The Supreme Court ruled that property owners may immediately avail themselves of federal court to pursue claims that the government has taken their private property without just compensation, overturning 34 year old precedent which barred access to federal court until state court remedies were exhausted.
California federal court rules that a tenant’s lawsuit alleging disability discrimination over loss of his assigned parking spot can continue, denying landlord’s attempt to dismiss the lawsuit.
Texas appellate court reverses dismissal of lawsuit and sends case back to the trial court that alleged a real estate team was negligent when it failed to advise client that seller had not properly completed the property condition disclosure form.
Colorado appellate court upholds real estate commission’s ability to discipline a licensee who attempted to modify the statutory duties owed to clients through their contracts, finding that these duties cannot be modified by licensees.