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Legal Case Summaries
Maine court rules broker could retain half of the forfeited buyers' deposit, even when the broker received a subsequent commission from a sale.
Former client must pay commission despite salesperson’s failure to comply with law requiring disclosure of consent order violation to Real Estate Department.
Ohio’s highest court rules that jury instructions didn’t require a finding that salesperson acted within scope of her duties in acts harmful to client.
Commission determines that it would be an inefficient use of resources to pursue member’s complaint over use of her dues for political purposes.
Court grants summary judgment to owner of waste-disposal site crawling with alligators after neighbors’ suit claimed the animals’ presence depreciated their land.
Pennsylvania's highest court rules that an earlier owner's murder/suicide on the property did not need to be disclosed.
Homebuyer’s unjustified nondisclosure suit against broker and seller merited $60K in sanctions plus costs of appeal, says court.
Ohio court finds that evidence supported jury verdict that dual agent failed to properly advise client about certain conditions on the property.
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.