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Legal Case Summaries
Large broker with affiliated title company fined $500K for failing to comply with RESPA.
Where listing salesperson and buyer’s rep are licensed under the same broker, both have the same fiduciary duties to all parties to the transaction.
Texas court finds that buyer’s representative had no knowledge that property’s square footage was smaller than the size listed in the public records.
Supreme Court of South Carolina affirms that seller’s broker had no duty to disclose competing offer to prospective purchaser.
Maryland federal court rules that MRIS qualifies for an antitrust immunity doctrine and so rules against the operator of Neighborcity.com.
California court rules that listing broker’s statement in the MLS that study had found property buildable was not inaccurate.
Court finds no breach of broker’s duties for failure to disclose neighboring sex offender, as rep agreement stated that no such requirement exists under AZ law.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that limits on aggregate contributions by individuals to candidates and political parties violates the First Amendment.
Broker’s distribution of cash-back coupons to potential buyers for presentation to sellers is deemed violation of law prohibiting commission splits with non-licensees.
Administrative law judge rules that FAA lacked jurisdiction to impose the fine.